This is my own personal 'every day' sharpening set.
It consists of 3 Sigma Power ceramic whetstones in #1000 (hard), #6000 and #13000 grits, a Suehiro 'free size' stone tray and an Atoma Economy #400 grit diamond plate.
When an tool or knife's edge geometry needs correcting, the #1000 stone will restore it quickly, effectively and with minimal dishing. Of all the #1000 grit stones I've used and have available to me, this is the one I almost always reach for.
To refine the edge, the Sigma Power #6000 gets the job done with a minimum of fuss, and leaves the edge sharp enough for everyday tasks.
When the edge needs to be sharper than merely 'sharp', the #13000 takes the edge to a level rarely seen in manufactured whetstones, and sharp enough for nearly any task you may encounter, be it final finish planing, a paring chisel, fine cutlery or even straight razors.
The Suehiro tray keeps mess to a minimum, being large enough to catch drips and sharpening slurry, small enough to handy and with rubber feet and inserts to prevent it and the stones being used with it from sliding around, it's the one piece of gear that is the first to be taken out, the last to be put away.
However, I do also use the iWood base on occasion, and many sharpeners are familiar with the 1-2-3 style 2 screw base, so you can choose one of the three different style bases, depending on your own taste.
And to flatten the stones, the Atoma 'Economy' #400 works quickly, resists clogging and makes stones very, very flat. There are many choices and methods when it comes to flattening stones, and the Atoma #400 is one of the best.
*For the budget conscious, this set is now offered with a choice of 2 different iWood brand diamond plates, #300 and #800 for a reduced cost. The #600 Atoma is now also available as an option.*
In fact, the Atoma is so good at keeping your stones flat, I consider it nearly essential and that is why it's included at a significantly reduced price in this special set.
(Note; the Atoma #400 included is the baseless version. If you require a base for it, please contact us
*Please take care to ensure that the stones, base and diamond plate you wish to have delivered are correct before placing this set into the shopping cart!
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 25 August, 2011.