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Gerber Neat Freak Braided Line Cutters
Neat Freak
Neat Freak
Gerber Neat Freak Braided Line Cutters
Neat Freak
Neat Freak

Neat Freak

Fishing Braided Line Cutters

Item: # 31-003272

Don’t get caught in the fray; cutting with precision was a key design influence of the Neat Freak Braided Line Cutters. Micro serrated blades partner with BearHand Control™ to deliver ergonomic confidence in hand.


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    • Length: 6.1 in. [15.5 cm]
    • Weight: 3.2 oz [ 89 g]
    • Dual micro serrated blades
    • Blunt nose tip
    • Split shot crimper
    • Lanyard hole to secure
    • Bottle opener
    • BearHand Control™ ergonomic control system:
      • Forefinger pad
      • Full tang
      • Precision paddle™
  • Warranty

For anglers that are constantly out in the elements, the reality that your tools will wear out is one that most begrudgingly accept. When fishing line scissors wear out, line frays. When line frays, it’s nearly impossible to thread through eyelets or tie knots, and you aren’t catching fish. The Neat Freak takes the guesswork out of maintaining line – it’s designed to work every single time.

In order to build the best braided line scissors, Gerber took the time to painstakingly design a tool that could take a beating. It all started with the blades: micro-serrations are ground into the blade to create a surface that literally grabs ahold of the braided line and holds it in place for a precise cut. In addition to the serrations, the blades are intentionally thick to provide a stable camber, or the interaction between the blades as they cut. This ends up being crucial, as it allows for stable follow-through as you are cutting through thick line or even fillets.

It’s an unavoidable fact that tools will cause fatigue over time, especially when putting in long hours in search of elusive fish. Gerber aimed to remedy that fatigue with an ergonomic focus that translates into the design and construction of the Neat Freak. Bearhand Control™ is a system of features working cohesively together to provide the user with greater control and comfort. First, the Precision Paddle™ provides an extended leverage point for a finger while cutting or utilizing the split shot crimper. Second, a generous forefinger pad is placed where the finger naturally falls for a natural grip. Last, the tool is strengthened with full tang construction so you won’t be able to rock the handles off the blades – it also allowed for a built-in tether point that won’t break off.

Gerber tools are built to last a lifetime. To ensure optimal performance, rinse your tool with fresh water and dry thoroughly with a clean towel. Apply oil to hinges and moving parts on a regular basis.

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In a sea of braided line cutters, the Neat Freak rises above the fray. Painstakingly designed to work every single time, the micro serrated blades cut with clean precision and take the guesswork out of maintaining line.

  1. Blunt nose tip
  2. Dual micro serrated blades
  3. Lanyard hole to secure
  4. Full tang
  5. Split shot crimper
  6. Precision paddle
  7. Forefinger pad
  8. Bottle opener
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  • 2 5
  • |FEB 3, 2019
  • |BY: , Your Title

I like the comfort and style of these but seems like form came before function. Right out of the package it’s fraying my braid like dull sissors, not sure if I got a dud pair but not very impressed.

  • 3 5
  • |MAR 31, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

Best braided line cutting tool I have ever owned. Worst ergonomics ever devised on any line cutting tool I have ever owned.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 9, 2018
  • |BY: , Flyguy rivermouth

Great scissors. Remains sharp and love the precision paddle making the scissors exact with their snip.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 4, 2018
  • |BY: , Inshore Saltwater Guide

I have been a professional saltwater fishing guide for 20 years.I have always used some
kind of scissors for cutting my braided line and I have seen the good, bad, and the ugly!The Gerber Neat Freak braided line cutters are by far the best I have used. They are easy and comfortable to operate and cut perfect every time , no fray.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 4, 2018
  • |BY: , Fishing Guide, Educator, & TV Show Host

Its just a pair Scissors, right? Wrong. When it is 33 degrees, dumping rain and blowing 30mph directly out of the Cold Columbia River will wish you had the Neat Freak to quickly cut your Braided line on your Steelhead bobber Rod. The tiny holes of the Bobber Stop Beads demand precision. One little fray and you can be spending the next 10 minutes trying get your frozen fingers to finesse the ragged end of your Braid through the eye of the needle that is a Bobber Stop Bead. At that moment, you will have wished you had the Neat Freak. Don't want rough edges each time you cut Braided Line; Have the Neat Freak in your Vest, on your Boat and in the Box.