AJGARLETT:hmmm...could have just been the stick? I typically never cut a chisel. On my LFD Airbender's I usually just pinch it from the sides and crack the wrapper...works like a charm. Sorry I couldn't help more.
bigharpoon:The guy who owns my local B&M, a huge LFD double ligero chisel fan, swears by the double punch. One punch on top and another below so the smoke hits the roof of your mouth and your palate. I've never tried it but I'm going to on my next chisel.