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I use the Snip from above they work great. I love them when fishing creeks just clip to the vest and its right there.

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The little scissors with the angled tip out of the cosmetic section. Ive got a pair ive had 5-6 years and are still razor sharp. They have finger rings that work great for putting a landyard on.

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in the last 15 years I have been real hapy with a Leatherman Micra, no pliers but the scissors are very good and have lasted well. Compact at 2 1/2" long closed, and a split ring to fit a key chain or in a fisherman's case, a utility tool lanyard.

Tools Included:

  • Scissors
  • Clip-Point Knife
  • Tweezers
  • Nail File / Cleaner
  • Flat Phillips Screwdriver
  • Extra Small Screwdriver
  • Medium Screwdriver
  • Bottle Opener
  • Ruler (Inch / Metric)
  • Lanyard Attachment

It has other useful fisherman tools and very compact smaller than the boomerang, and as all Leatherman tools it is high quality, and we will see if the (snip-it) Boomerang will last as long as the Micra from Leatherman, I just got one and so far a very handy braid cutter. So far both cut the line super short with no fray, as long as you keep the line pulled tight while cutting it. Boomerang is lighter, the Leatherman has more uses???

I will say it has been my experience, that the last thing I would recommend are nail clippers, when I started using braid over 15 years ago after a year or two, I got tiered of replacing them, they work great for a week or so but they won't last, they mash the line more than cut it and leave it frayed. The small braid scissors would be my third choice, but haven't lasted as long as the Micra.

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Not that I advocate smoking but nothing works better of faster than a cigarette, just the flame from a lighter works excellent as well, the cauterized end helps in preventing any pull thru. Pliers with titanium cutters do the job too, I do not like to carry more things than I need.

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Scissors.

You need to apply a little tension to the line to get a nice clean cut. I've used the so called braid scissors. Waste of cash. Just grab an extra pair or two of Fiskars child scissors next time you're at the store. Cheap, and very effective. The best ones I've ever had are these stainless scissors my father was able to get through AT&T. Wish I could buy more of them in a store. Do everything from stripping and cutting wire to cutting any fishing line imaginable. Fantastic tool.

Those are just these. Not hard to find

http://www.all-spec.com/products/2100-7.html?gclid=CK6_vsqvk7ECFQed7QodmV5ggQ

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Having tested my new Snips, I can say that they are nothing less than great. They cut through limp braid like hot butter. There are other features that I really like about it, but its ability to cut limp braid ranks highest.

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There are lots of options for cutting braids, for me the key is to keep the tag line tight so I can get a good cut on it. Locking on to the tag end with a set of hemostats (roach clips for any of the old hippies here) adds enough tension so that I can get a good cut.

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Spyderco Delica or Native, Benchmade Mini Griptillian, all manner of Buck knives, Case Knive, Victorinox Swiss Army knives.

Suprised how few mention pocket knives. A sharp one will cut braid very well.

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Yep...mines attached to outside of my tackle bag. Cuts heavy braid no problem. No fumbling for a loose tool.

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I have a pair of rapala braid scissors.

.. In a pinch I keep my trustee Kershaw Blackout in my pocket all of the time.

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Rapala braid scissors do a good job and so do Fiskars, but a new pair of toenail clippers are what I use most of the time. The cut isn't the cleanest, but does it really matter? It's cheap, quick, and easy, and it won't stab a hole in my pocket or boat seat if I accidentally sit on them.

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I had some Rapala braid sissors and they sucked. Im using 30# Fireline Fusion and that stuff is no joke. The sissors got "sprung" from the braid and would barley cut mono. The best thing Ive found, after using dozens of cutting devices, is that tiny pair of sissors on my swiss army knife. They are super sharp and have been that way since I was like 8 (29 now) !!! Plus I always have the other tools in it handy like screwdrivers and what not.

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Spyderco Delica or Native, Benchmade Mini Griptillian, all manner of Buck knives, Case Knive, Victorinox Swiss Army knives.

Suprised how few mention pocket knives. A sharp one will cut braid very well.

Same here, I just use whatever knife I happen to have in my pocket.

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I use the tungsten-carbide cutters on my P-Line Adaros, my SOG, or a lighter. I find myself going for the lighter just because it's easier and quicker, no matter the line type.

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Best scissors for cutting braid is........................... Wenger pocket knife with the scissors on they come in two sizes small and large. Works all the time and another site has a video of his one.

I also have The Snip from Boomerang and so far these too are very impressive. I also have the Edge World Ceramic scissors for indoor work and they too are very impressive. With Ceramic scissors you have to be very carefull not to drop them apparently they shatter so I'v heard but ...... I do not know for sure because I work with these at home and my den has carpet on the floor.

The Wenger scissors are the best they are serated on both blade edges.

Hope this resolves your question.

Best wishes from Pete.

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I just use normal scissors just make sure they are really sharp.

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I have a Leatherman Micra on my keychain.

 

It has been exactly one day since I've put the open Leatherman back in my pocket and stabbed myself.

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Rule #9. Never go anywhere without a knife.

 

Exactly. One of my buddies always kids me because when he asks for a knife I say "what kind?". I'm usually carrying a leatherman, full sized folder, neck knife, and boot knife. During hunting season I also carry a big fixed blade in a calf sheath just in case. 

 

Takes maybe 2 seconds to pull out a knife and snip the line, then I usually pull out a lighter and burn the tag end unless its really windy. 

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I bought one of these called the snip,small and works GREAT! It can cut right down to hook eye. Only $15.

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Got one of those and I clip it to my belt with a  Niteze S hook. The blades will go dull after awhile, but you can buy replacement blades at their website. Mine doesn't have the light.

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