A cigar punch, also called a puncture cutter, makes a circular hole in the cap of the cigar. The draw is less than a regular cutter offers, but you don’t get loosened leaf in your mouth because it cuts into the center of the cap versus cutting off a larger area of the cap.
To use a punch, you hold the cigar in one hand and the punch in the other. Apply gentle pressure to the cap with the punch until the blade comes to the stopping point and twist it in a circular motion. Twist the blade out of the cap and you will remove a small plug of tobacco.
This type of cutter gives you a nice draw and preserves the rounded edges of the head of the cigar. Try some inexpensive punches before sinking your money into a more expensive model to be sure you enjoy this type of cut as much as I do.