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I see a lot of stuff for sale just wondering what works best and is easy to carry, clippers work great for my other lines but my knife cuts braid better

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+1000 to the boomerang tool.

I asked the same question not long ago and someone recommended it. I picked one up from Amazon and love it. I keep it clipped to my tackle bag on one of the zippers. Love the fact that it will cut limp braid.

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42 minutes ago, doyle8218 said:

When I used braid I used the 

Boomerang Tool "The Snip"

 

The Boomerang snips are the best, I've had much better experiences with them than with scissors or pliers with braid cutters.

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34 minutes ago, BrianinMD said:

The Boomerang tool Doyle shows above is outstanding, even works great when the braid is not tight.

I have had two Boomerang snips for about
3 years, and after some time, they don't 
cut braid that has had its wax coating stripped
after a bit of use.

At least this is my experience. I still have to 
tighten the braid when cutting.

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Just now, Darren. said:

I have had two Boomerang snips for about
3 years, and after some time, they don't 
cut braid that has had its wax coating stripped
after a bit of use.

At least this is my experience. I still have to 
tighten the braid when cutting.

Are you cutting mono or fluoro with them? The short snips have worked a lot better for me than the longer ones too.

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Just now, Ktho said:

Are you cutting mono or fluoro with them? The short snips have worked a lot better for me than the longer ones too.

Shorties.

I cut copoly, FC, and braid with them.

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1 minute ago, Darren. said:

Shorties.

I cut copoly, FC, and braid with them.

Cutting the copoly and FC will hurt the ability for the Boomerang or any braid cuter to cut braid. The mono/fluoro tweaks them and they just don't cut the same after that.

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My wife's cross stitch  scissors. If I lose them the scissors that are in the kitchen that everyone uses to cut things open with. If they get lost I then go to the steak  knives that I also use to prune the bushes. After that I break out the floss and use the cutter on the end of that. If that dulls I use the finger nail clippers.......... I ran electricity to my dog house because it seems that I am always in it and wanted it a little more comfortable. If I run out of everything else I will use one of the Boomerang snips I have but only if I can't find anything else in the house.

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Picked up a pair of hemostats with a line cutter and hook eye punch from bps. Can't remember the brand but I think jfranco may have recommended them some time back. They work great. 

Or kids fiskars.

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