Well, I finally went out and bought a small bench-top planer for my workshop. I checked the FineWoodworking tool review site and decided to go with the Ryobi 13” planer. So far I have been able to make a lot of sawdust with it in a very short amount of time. All I need to do now is build a planer table to reduce or eliminate the snip. Overall it seems like a nice machine and I can’t wait till next month when I get to order the jointer. I have decided to go with the Yorkcraft 6” model.
-- Mark, Norfolk, VA