Using a Punch style cigar cutter

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The cigar punch is the most basic of cigar cutting tools.  Made up of a cylindrical cutting tube with a sharpened end, the cigar punch creates a clean, uniform circular opening in the head of the cigar for smoking.

To ensure a proper cut with a cigar punch, just follow these simple instructions:

1.   Open the punch revealing the cutting portion of the tool.

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Opening the cigar punch to reveal the cutting cylinder.

2.  Align the punches cutting edge with the center of the cigar’s head.  (Note: cigar punches should not be used on pointed head cigars.)

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Align the cigar punch with the center of the cigar’s cap

3.  With a slight twisting motion, press the cigar punch into and through the cigar’s wrapper.

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With a twisting motion, press the cigar punch through the head of the cigar

4.  With continued pressure, push the cigar punch into the cigar up to the collar of the punch.

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With continued pressure, press the punch into the cigar fully

5.  While continuing to twist the punch, pull back on the tool to remove the cut portion of the cap.

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While still twisting remove the tool

6.  Replace the cigar punches cover releasing the cut piece of wrapper and covering the cutting blade for safety and protection.

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Replacing the protective cover releases the punched cigar wrapper

Now all that’s left is to light up and enjoy!

Good smoking!