Palio Combo. Part 3: Palio Cutter

Palio Combo. Part 3: Palio Cutter
Date: January 2022
Author: Stephen

Palio Combo

This is the third and final installment of a three part series I have doing on this combo from Cigar Solutions. I have reviewed each item individually and in this review I will wrap up my thoughts on the entire combo package.

Up for review this time is the Palio Cigar Cutter.

Palio Black Plastic Cigar Cutter

Palio claims that out of an undying pursuit of precision and excellence, they crafted Palio to deliver only the finest cuts for your very best cigars…time and time again. Engineered for today’s connoisseur, Palio’s superior design and construction make it the premiere choice in cigar preparation. Let’s see how it stacks up.

Price: ~ $35

Appearance : Rating: ★★★½☆
It is nice looking, but nothing spectacular. No one is ever going to look at it in admiration unless they are cigar buffs and are aware of the Palio name and warranty.

Construction : Rating: ★★★★★
The Palio is extremely well built. It has an ergonomic design which does make it slightly easier to use that some other guillotine cutters. There is a small detent, and you cannot accidentally open it too far. As advertised, it is extremely sharp. It is so well made the cutter carries a lifetime warranty should you ever feel the blades are getting dull. The best part is you can just walk into any Palio dealer and they will exchange it right there with a new one.

Ease of Use : Rating: ★★★★★
It is very easy to use. I am not sure if the finger rests really help or not, but I have successfully cut some large ring gauge cigars without a problem. It is also easy to make a very fine small cut from the cap without any tears thanks to the sharp blades. The handle also sports an indent which doubles as a cigar rest.

Value : Rating: ★★★★☆
At $35 I could buy a lot of cheap $2 cutters. I have been using the same $1.99 cutter for about 2 years and it is just starting to make bad cuts. So, it could be a while before I would have caught up to the $35 price point.

Overall : Rating: ★★★★☆
If you smoke a few cigars a day, then the Palio could easily pay for itself in no time, not to mention the excellent warranty. It is also cheaper than some of the other “precision” cutters out there. If you are in the market for a new cutter, I say look no further than the Palio. You will not regret it.

As a combo I would say this is a very nice little bargain. At $4 more than just the Palio alone, you can get the cigar stand and the admittedly flawed Walnut cigar case. I would say as a whole it is more than worth purchasing. I also found Cigar Solutions easy to deal with and they provided an easy transaction with very prompt shipping.

Disclosure: is not affiliated with Cigar Solutions.

6 thoughts on “Palio Combo. Part 3: Palio Cutter

  1. Just one correction if we may: The Palio cigar cutter is made using a proprietary composite and not a traditional ABS plastic. One of the advantages to using this much more expensive material is that it does not bind over time.

  2. I’ve been in the fence about buying an “expensive” cutter for a while now. Becaus of all the hype surroundig the Xicar (sp?) cutters I almost bought one online but thankfuly bought cigars instead. I held one of these cutters (Xicar) at a local B&M and hated how it felt in my hand. Then the owner of the shop told me how his always pinched him! I’ve heard nothing but raves about the Palio cutter and that’s what I plan to get… One day.

  3. Thanks for the review Stephen.
    Cigar Solutions is a top notch company to deal with and they offer a wide variety of accessories.

  4. Whoops! My bad!

    Stephen, that looks mighty tempting! Thanks for the great review!

  5. @Richard

    Thanks for pointing out the error, the price is indeed around 35 USD.

    By the way, the name of the reviewer can be found under the post title. I really have to make it more prominent somehow…

  6. Denis, That looks mighty tempting! My blade is starting to get a little dull…

    BTW, I think you have the wrong price listed, because at $8.99, it’ll be a steal!

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