Well guys, In the MONO world just about anything works. For Mono I tend to use plain old toe nail clippers. But.....Since I seldom use mono most of my needs are for Braid. Believe me I have tried them all. And to some extent they work (Kinda) or the work for a while (Kinda). At one time I had a total of 6 different line cutters in the boat and now I only have two. Nail Clippers for Mono and Pit Bull Braid cutters for braid.. While the clippers are cheap the Pit Bulls are not ($20) But the get the job done better than anything I have used ever. I also have a pair of compound diagonal cutters in the consoles should I ever have to perform a hook removal from living tissue. These things will cut any size of hook normally used for bass fishing. I highly recommend having some of this type of cutter on board. I guess I am from the old school that wants to use the correct tool for the job and not just compromise because it is cheap.