Since I got into the tuning scene in December, I focused mainly on waxing. Every now and then I would steal my HS teammate's multi angle tool and his stock file to do some sharpening. After building a hotbox and beginning the conversion of my basement into a tuning room, I have realized that I don't have anything to sharpen my skis. I have everything but sharpening tools. At the moment I have some cash laying around and will be working alot in the weeks to come. That said, I really want to pick up some tuning tools, but I really don't know what to get. I've been looking into diamond files, bevels, and files over the past few days and I'm not sure what would suit me the best. So far I have the following questions...
I) For diamond stones:
- DMT or Moonflex?
- 70mm or 100mm?
II) For bevels:
- Are the SKS plastic bevels really cheap in quality? I don't want to spend much, and I need .5* and 1* base bevels.
- Should I cheap out on the Artech side bevels, or should I spend the extra on Swix? I will be using a 3* tune on everything.
- What type of standard files should I be looking into? If I get a 5 stone kit, do I even need normal chrome files?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.