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Old 11-05-2018, 02:31 AM
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Abel Nippers too pricey? Heres the best $10 cutter for $8

I recently conducted a survey of some of the most respected anglers in the country.

Who makes the best $10 braid cutters? - 100% of anglers said "those blue berkley ones with the blunt ends"

And now they are 20% off
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:38 AM
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Shimano braid cutters were also Highly rated but the old black handled Rapalas were universally hated
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:00 AM
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Of the reasons the berkley scissors rated highly - "You can carry them in your pocket without fear of puncturing your scrote", was my favourite
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:11 AM
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:18 AM
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If I had my acrylic paints on me, I could turn them into $300 cutters in no time

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Old 11-05-2018, 09:26 PM
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About to order a pair
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:37 PM
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About to order a pair
Just found a 4 year old pair I thought I'd lost and it was still cutting limp 6lb braid - (admittedly it took a few goes to find the sweet spot and I was cutting quite close to where the braid was pinched between my fingers - but there was no tension on the braid being cut off)

Edit - just did the test with my newer shimano scissors and they performed even better

I'll do a proper comparison when my brand new berkleys arrive
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:47 PM
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So if you can wait a few days I'll be able to give a more accurate comparison - but the much newer shimanos were cutting way better along the length of the blades. Where as the I had to move the braid further into the Jaws of the berkleys to get a clean cut ( this may suggest I had worn out the tips with a couple of years of cutting braid)

But as I said - the berkleys are quite old and well used - time will tell

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Old 12-05-2018, 01:24 AM
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You do have an affinity for getting the most out of junk

I enjoy my nippers, but not as much as you seem to be enjoying yours.


Im looking forward to you turning a sienna into a Stella, that thread would have potential
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:27 AM
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:58 AM
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You do have an affinity for getting the most out of junk

I enjoy my nippers, but not as much as you seem to be enjoying yours.


Im looking forward to you turning a sienna into a Stella, that thread would have potential
You know theres a photo coming when I can get to my paints
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:38 AM
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That's fine. I went ahead and ordered it anyway. Finding a good pair of scissors is a true struggle these days. I have a newish pair of those dodgy rapalas to compare to when the Berkleys come in.
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Old 12-05-2018, 06:24 AM
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That's fine. I went ahead and ordered it anyway. Finding a good pair of scissors is a true struggle these days. I have a newish pair of those dodgy rapalas to compare to when the Berkleys come in.
Yeah cool -I'd be interested to hear which ones you prefer
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Old 14-05-2018, 12:18 AM
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When I started brimmin the small Shipton braid scissors with a yellow handle were king, then used the Owner version for ages until I found these,
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Far & away the best scissors for limp braid I have used.

http://japantackle.com/snow-peak-scissors.html
Boris put me on to them in the 'old days'
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Old 14-05-2018, 01:55 AM
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A little more expensive ($20) but I find the Optia Braid Scissors to be very effective.

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