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    I use a small pair of Fiskars scissors. Works good.
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    I have been using an old pair of wire cutters also. Seems to work OK, although it is still not an easy cut. I suspect my cutters are on the dull side.

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    Butcher knife. One chop. Hiyaaaaa! I wonder if it would work.

    Watch your fingers though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    I use a small pair of Fiskars scissors. Works good.
    Makes me wonder why it's so tough on knives, yet the scissors seem to hold up okay. (Note: if you hadn't spelled scissors first, I'da been out of this bee.)

    Howzabout those little disposable utility knives with the telescoping blades? The ones where you break off the dull blade, and start over.
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    I go with Shug's method - a sharp knife on a board. That's for ends that need to be tapered, i.e. unbraided a bit, with individual strands pulled out and cut off (again, knife + board). If you don't need to taper, you can use a hot knife or soldering iron. The stuff has a very low melting point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Howzabout those little disposable utility knives with the telescoping blades? The ones where you break off the dull blade, and start over.
    That's exactly what I use. I've got one about the size of a thick pen and one that's more standard sized for bigger jobs. They work great and are both cheap and disposable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Makes me wonder why it's so tough on knives, yet the scissors seem to hold up okay. (Note: if you hadn't spelled scissors first, I'da been out of this bee.)

    Howzabout those little disposable utility knives with the telescoping blades? The ones where you break off the dull blade, and start over.
    Well... Im sure it wears on the scissors too.

    If I had to guess, I think I have almost 300 slings on this pair of scissors, and they still cut.

    BUT... It does seem like its getting tougher to get through. And its not an "easy" cut. I do have to make multiple attempts to get through it, but have since day 1. Almost like chewing. But it does leave a nice, clean cut.
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    I'm using a used razor blade now. After trying scissors, wire cutters and a utility knife, I've found I recover faster after using the razor blade

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    I used my stupidly sharp Opinel folding knife.
    After a few cuts, it became merely stupid.
    I kept a whetstone nearby.
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    All the talk of cutting, and it prompted me to get a new pair of scissors...



    Cuts pretty well. These have the serrated, titanium coated (marketing, Im sure) blades. Keeping tension on the line while cutting and they zip right through it.
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