I am stating the obvious here, but I really found out today how important this is. I was using chisels to fit the 356 neck to the body. I was struggling. I thought my tools were sharp. I started from scratch and resharpened all of them to the best of my ability. It was totally amazing how much easier everything was with sharp chisels. I guess my point for any newbie chiselers, take the time to really sharpen them. It makes a tough job easy.