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Braid Scissors Question

Postby medicpelle » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:47 am

Lost my pair of braid scissors looking to purchase a new set, whats the best out there?

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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby godshippy » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:15 am

A friend of mine told me to use Daiwa scissors and I have never looked back. You don't even need to keep braid taut for it to effortlessly cut through frayed line.

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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby accodn2ryan » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:16 am

Boomerang or fiskars hasn't failed me yet, they even cut braid when it's limp.

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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby tacklejunkie2 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:23 am

http://www.outdoorproshop.com is selling a pitbull tackle cutter. I can't say how good they are, but the videos look pretty interesting.

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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:36 am

I quit and gave up on cutters. I use a cheap exacto razor knife or an even cheaper break off razor blade knife. I also use the little square razor blades you buy in a little card board box. I'm just really careful and keep them in the top of a bag, sealed in their box or retracted in their tool. I always cut with no strings or leftovers sticking out from the knot/braid. I just fold over at the connecting knot and kind of shimmy back and forth until the braid slices, nice and smooth.

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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby Cracker » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:52 pm

I use Shout PE scissors, Japanese brand.

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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby cortman » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:23 pm

Those Pit Bull cutters are the real deal. I have a pair and they are the best I've used by far. Only had them a couple months so I personally can't say anything about the longevity, but they are suspended from my backpack on a retractor and so they get banged around a good bit and they still look and work like new.

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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby medicpelle » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:16 am

Thanks for the feedback

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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby toddmc » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:39 am

They all start sharp, but they only stay sharp if you only cut braid with them. You will lose sharpness if you make contact with the hook eyelet. I have a general use set of scissors in my boat for cutting everything else.

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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby mark poulson » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:07 am

DirtyD64 wrote:I quit and gave up on cutters. I use a cheap exacto razor knife or an even cheaper break off razor blade knife. I also use the little square razor blades you buy in a little card board box. I'm just really careful and keep them in the top of a bag, sealed in their box or retracted in their tool. I always cut with no strings or leftovers sticking out from the knot/braid. I just fold over at the connecting knot and kind of shimmy back and forth until the braid slices, nice and smooth.


I always leave a 1/4"+ tag on my braid knots. Braid can slip, and that tag makes sure it stays knotted. The tag is limp, so it never causes problems in the cast, and doesn't pick up grass/weeds.

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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby DirtyD64 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:03 pm

mark poulson wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:I quit and gave up on cutters. I use a cheap exacto razor knife or an even cheaper break off razor blade knife. I also use the little square razor blades you buy in a little card board box. I'm just really careful and keep them in the top of a bag, sealed in their box or retracted in their tool. I always cut with no strings or leftovers sticking out from the knot/braid. I just fold over at the connecting knot and kind of shimmy back and forth until the braid slices, nice and smooth.


I always leave a 1/4"+ tag on my braid knots. Braid can slip, and that tag makes sure it stays knotted. The tag is limp, so it never causes problems in the cast, and doesn't pick up grass/weeds.


Other than frogs or dirty water flipping I NEVER tie straight braid. The only reason I cut close is for leaders. I use the Alberto or uni/uni. I know it's going out of style but I still use the uni/uni most. I cut close to the knot with a razor blade and haven't had any issues yet, knock on wood. I figure you are spot on about the limp braid, I should start leaving a bit more. I was just always scared it would hurt the guides.

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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby mark poulson » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:30 am

DirtyD64 wrote:
mark poulson wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:I quit and gave up on cutters. I use a cheap exacto razor knife or an even cheaper break off razor blade knife. I also use the little square razor blades you buy in a little card board box. I'm just really careful and keep them in the top of a bag, sealed in their box or retracted in their tool. I always cut with no strings or leftovers sticking out from the knot/braid. I just fold over at the connecting knot and kind of shimmy back and forth until the braid slices, nice and smooth.


I always leave a 1/4"+ tag on my braid knots. Braid can slip, and that tag makes sure it stays knotted. The tag is limp, so it never causes problems in the cast, and doesn't pick up grass/weeds.


Other than frogs or dirty water flipping I NEVER tie straight braid. The only reason I cut close is for leaders. I use the Alberto or uni/uni. I know it's going out of style but I still use the uni/uni most. I cut close to the knot with a razor blade and haven't had any issues yet, knock on wood. I figure you are spot on about the limp braid, I should start leaving a bit more. I was just always scared it would hurt the guides.


I've been tying braid to either mono or fluoro for 10+ years, leaving a tag on the braid, and I have never had any guide issues.
When you think about it, the tag will lay back against the mainline on the cast, and I don't think it makes a difference when it comes back through the guides on the retrieve/fight.

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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby OkobojiEagle » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:40 pm

mark poulson wrote:I always leave a 1/4"+ tag on my braid knots. Braid can slip, and that tag makes sure it stays knotted. The tag is limp, so it never causes problems in the cast, and doesn't pick up grass/weeds.


Exactly!


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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby BlaineFred » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:37 pm

I find that kids' elementary school scissors work great in cutting braid.

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Re: Braid Scissors Question

Postby ScoobyDoo » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:53 pm

Those kvd split ring pliers do a really good job cutting braid clean.
But i like nippers...they can get closer to tag ends of line to line joins.
The ll bean nippers suck..but the sims are good s30v blade.


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