Berkley® Hot Line Cutter
I bought mine on 03-27-2014 and it has hung on the side of the interior carpet of the boat ever since. Getting plenty of rain and sun , it has never failed to cut every line from 10# mono to 65# braid with the original batteries ... now of course it'll blow up or something ;)
Beats the heck out of scissors or a knife !
When I take a new reel into the house to have the spouse hold a spool of line to spool up a new reel I take the Hot Line Cutter in the house too.
With 12 trolling rods/reels it's seen a lot of use.
November 3, 2014
I have read the bad reviews on this site and think most of the problems are related to not using the product properly. You do not need to get the tip red hot before touching it to the line. As soon as you extend the tip, touch it to the line and it will come apart. Your battery life will be extended exponentially. Your cutter will likely last longer also. It is way easier than clipping the line with a knife, nail clippers or your teeth. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is that I bought it last season and am still waiting to see if it is working as well this year.
March 6, 2014
This little cutter is absolutely the best way to cut braided lines. No frays - Just a nice clean instant cut.
April 13, 2013
Great For the Money
I have trying out Braided lines for about a year now and have always had problems cutting the line where I wanted to. I had seen the heated cutters and the claims but the price was high. When I say this in the isle I decided to try it for $10. I have been spooling up for the season and couldn't be happier. Cuts very cleanly right at the knot if you want it. Only problem is it will melt mono a little more then you expect so be careful with that. Otherwise its great fits well in the hand and gives you everything you need right in the package.
April 4, 2011