Ideally you should sharpen your tools little and often. When your secateurs, shears and sickles are sharp they help to keep the job at hand productive and enjoyable.
Our whetstone for Gardening tools is a small water stone that can sharpen small secateurs blades as well as larger edges. It should be soaked for a couple of minutes before use. Sharpen your tools every few weeks or so and the whetstone will keep a decent blade in good condition
Almost as important as keeping your tools sharp, is keeping them clean. Leaf sap quickly builds up on blades and clogs up the mechanism, reducing the efficiency of the cut. Once clean and sharp, we recommend a light wipe Cameillia Oil over all your tools to keep the blades moving freely and to prevent rust.