Got it today!
Ok, this is a quick update, I plane to write a more formal review once I have had a chance to run it through its paces, but here are some pics literally 15 minutes after opening the box, no adjustments. The line seen in the after pic on the board is just a oil line because they soaked this thing in oil before shipping. The board is really perfectly flat with absolutely no snipe. It is a short board of only about 12". The pic on the top is a piece of cedar I resawed on my bandsaw as you can seen the grooves from the blade. The pic on the bottom is after a pass through the Steel City planer. The bright lights in my shop really help to show the before and after of how flat it came out. Let me know if you have any questions or specific pics you would like to see and I will see if I can get them up. When putting through a couple pieces of scrap wood before the ceder, I even forgot to lock the head lock and had zero snipe. I am also impressed with how short of a board this can handle (7" per Steel City manual vs. 12" for the Dewalt). This is great for someone who likes working with short stock for making boxes etc. So far I really feel like I picked the right machine. Also, this thing is relatively very quiet!
Last edited by DRJZ1974; 06-16-2010 at 11:31 PM.