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    Hi all,

    I've smoked a lot of cigars over the last 13 years and discovered recently that I prefer to use a 7mm punch rather than any other cutter. Tonight I smoked an upmann Anejados in the afternoon followed by a JL2 after my evening meal. While smoking the JL2 I've had a crazy amount of tar build up at the cap of the cigar which up to now I've never come across.

    My question to you all is: is this common? I've read a lot about people not favouring a punch due to tar build up but tonight is the first time I've come across it. Have I just been lucky or is this rare?

    I've been using a punch for about a year now.

    I'd appreciate your feedback.

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    The only time I had significant tar build up was an old Monte 2. Straight cut. Was the only one from the box to do this. Very rare.
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    I use both straight cut and a 9mm punch can't say as I've had tar build up.

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    I tend to use a punch as my preferred cut. I have only come across major tar build up once with a cigar and that was a QdO 50, not experienced it with anything since that cigar.

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    I have moved to the punch last Summer after Steve gave me a cigar that he had pre punched. I only cut Panetelas and Piramides now. I have a tar build up from time to time, maybe one cigar out of 50 of so. If that happens I just cut the cigar and go on smoking.
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    I used to cut but now punch any stick above 40RG, mainly because I prefer to control the draw. Only experienced tar a couple of tar build up, frankly too few to worry about. If it doesvhappen the cut at the top of cap & should smoke OK. I think this is more common in fresher cigars, which is perhaps why it doesn't bother me.
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    Thanks ever so much for the replies gents. Glad it's not going to be something that will happen often because it really did spoil the experience


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    I've had this problem in the past mainly with my punch....I just end up cutting it after with a straight cutter.

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