Shear is a guillotine style cigar cutter that uses a standard, utility knife razor blade to do the cutting.
The advantage of this design is the replaceable blade. I chose to use the utility blade because it is an extremely easy to find and affordable razor. Only half of the razor is used to cut, so just like a utility knife, you can simply flip the blade once it is dull to have a new, sharp edge. This makes this design superior to many conventional cigar cutters, which become nearly useless after the fixed blade becomes dull.
The only additional hardware required is a 6-32 x 3/8 machine screw and nut. These can be found in packages containing 14 sets at many hardware stores including Lowe's and Home Depot for about $1.00
or, if you prefer metric:
There is another version that uses a 10mm M3 screw and M3 nut
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There is one bridged hole that will need to be drilled or cleaned out with an x-acto knife.
- Place a clean utility blade into the Carriage. It will snap into place.
- Place the Carriage with the installed utility blade onto the rails of the Frame. Slide the carriage down so that the blade is at the bottom of the Frame.
- Insert the recessed tab of the Lid into the Frame, then push the rest of the Lid down into the Frame. It will snap into place.
- Place the nut into the hexagonal hole in the Lid.
- Complete the assembly by inserting the machine screw into the Frame and fasten all parts together.
Your Snip cigar cutter is now ready to use!