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Re: What blades do y'all use to cut thread?
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: April 25, 2022 09:17PM

I also use braid tie off loops.
Norm

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Re: What blades do y'all use to cut thread?
Posted by: Scott Olson (---.sub-174-213-161.myvzw.com)
Date: April 25, 2022 10:44PM

I also use braid, however I learned a little trick at ICRBE. I replaced my bead with a small piece of bright yarn. Yarn makes it visible when I drop it on the floor but doesn't add so much weight that my pull through wraps its self. Thanks Billy! I told you I'd try it. You were right. I ditched the bead.

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Re: What blades do y'all use to cut thread?
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 25, 2022 11:02PM

I just use the fluorescent yellow braid. Easy to see, plus I tie up a bunch of them and keep several around when I’m wrapping.
Norm

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Re: What blades do y'all use to cut thread?
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: April 25, 2022 11:42PM

2X Rogers comments, although I only use 10lb PowerPro and don’t bother with the bead.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

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Re: What blades do y'all use to cut thread?
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: April 26, 2022 09:57AM

With respect to the bead on the pull loop.

With a small bright bead on the pull loop, you don't need to bother putting a finger in the pull loop, to pull the thread through. Just grab the loop, as you also grasp the bead. The bead will give you plenty of grip to easily pull the loop through without having to put your finger through the loop. Plus the bright pink bead makes the loop so easy to see, no matter where the loop may have drifted to on the bench or on the floor. I also have the knot that holds the loop together around the bead, so there is no issue to have a clean loop with no knot being used to pull the thread through.

Best wishes.

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Re: What blades do y'all use to cut thread?
Posted by: Fred Zimmermann (---.raintreegraphics.com)
Date: April 26, 2022 01:10PM

John DeMartini Wrote:
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> I do the Norman Miller way. No muss no fuss.
Same here. It's really taken my wraps to the next level. Thank you, Norman.

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Re: What blades do y'all use to cut thread?
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: April 27, 2022 10:36AM

I use name-brand double-edge razor blades, break them in half longways, and fold a strip of masking tape over the broken edge(s). I press the flat of the half-blade tightly against the wraps/blank and parallel to the blank, pull on the tag-end of the wrapping thread to stretch it, and while maintaining thread tension and pressing the flat of the blade parallel to the blank and tightly against the wrappings I pull (unwind) the thread slowly an eighth of an inch or so backward into to the taut thread. The elasticity of the thread will cause it to contract when the tension is removed, and the thread's elasticity will pull the cut end back, under the wrapping. Don't pull the thread too hard or part of the thread will break rather than cut - leaving a "fuzzy" end.

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Re: What blades do y'all use to cut thread?
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: April 27, 2022 09:28PM

Phil,
Go see Dr. Slick with his scissor collection.
Buy one good pair of Dr. Slick scissors and you won't have to buy another cutting device.

Best wishes

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Re: What blades do y'all use to cut thread?
Posted by: Derick Jahnke (---)
Date: May 03, 2022 12:43PM

Double edge blades are meant for Shaving for thr most part. Try shaving with a single edge blade. Feather blades are exceptionally sharp compared to other double edge blades.

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Re: What blades do y'all use to cut thread?
Posted by: Shawn Mattson (---)
Date: May 15, 2022 11:03AM

I use double edge razors and love them.

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