Sharp tools make the job go easier; you’re less likely to injure yourself and also less likely to damage the tool and whatever you’re working on. My last system was a good set of water stones, but keeping the stones flat was a hassle. This Trend Diamond Sharpening Kit looks like a complete set that might be easier to maintain.
The kit comes with a small combination diamond stone, consisting of a 600 grit (25 micron) and 340 grit (40 micron) stone, and also a diamond bench stone in 1,000 grit (15 micron) and 340 grit (40 micron) that’s 7″ by 2-1/2″. The diamond cutters will handle chisels, plane blades, carving tools, and almost anything that needs sharpening.
The kit includes a tool holder, cleaning block, a non-slip mat for your convenience, and some lapping fluid (sounds like something my dogs would use) to help keep the sharpening surface clear of debris and to prevent rust on your freshly honed edges.
The Trend Diamond Sharpening Kit sells for about $230.