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
best idea for cutting braid
This is best to cut braid, no other type of mechanical cutters have worked this good for any length of time.
September 2, 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 line cutter is great. Cuts through mono, fluro and braid like a hot knife through butter. It make a nice clean non frayed cut. It fuses the end of braid line together keeping it from fraying, unlike scissors. The replacement tip is located and stored in the battery compartment. Everyone should have one in their box.
February 27, 2014