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Power Zap Line Cutter
written by Michael Burch

This handy little device is designed to cut through any braided line that you can put in front of it.
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With 1200 degrees of heat, the Power Zap had no problems with going through any size of braided line that I wanted.

Braided line is tough to work with.  It dulls your knives, frays when you cut it and half the time you can't even get fingernail clippers to slice through it.  But when you have a monster fish on the end of it, braided line offers the security and peace of mind to know that that fish will end up at the bottom of your boat when the fight is over.  

I personally enjoy using braided line, and using special knots and dulling a few knives are a small price to pay for the performance that braided line gives.  So when I saw the Power Zap at Bass Pro Shops, I knew I had to have it.  

This handy little device is designed to cut through any braided line that you can put in front of it.  To accomplish this, the Power Zap instantaneously heats up a thin metal wire at the touch of a button to slice through line.  And since the Power Zap uses heat, you don't have to worry about hard-to-tie frayed line -- the tool cauterizes the ends so they won't start unraveling on you.  

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The Power Zap takes no time at all to melt through the eye of a painted jighead.

As well as the Power Zap works to cut braided line; it wasn't what I ended up using it the most for.  I found that the Power Zap is perfect for getting extra paint out of the eye of a jighead.  And for anyone that uses jigs, you know what a pain it is to get the paint out of the eye.  Usually I would try to dig it out with the end of a hook, but that doesn't always work, and I've stuck myself in the finger more times than I'd like to admit.  But with the Power Zap all I have to do is heat it up and melt out the paint.  It takes no time at all, and I could usually have it done before my fishing buddy could get his special "jig-digging hook" out.

With 1200 degrees of heat, the Power Zap had no problems with going through any size of braided line that I wanted.  And the thin wire tip gets up to maximum heat about a 1/4 second after you push down the button.  And the heat disperses from the tip almost as fast as it heats up, so you don't have to worry about setting fire to your brand new boat.

I'll have to admit, I was very pleased with the Power Zap.  It's not going to help you catch more fish, nor is it going to make the weather more bearable, but it's important all the same -- it makes a day of fishing more enjoyable and easier. 



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