Reason for the Powermatic
You're correct. Any cost-benefit analysis would probably tell me to go with a bench top planer, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m pretty frugal in most aspects of my life. Right now, I have one hobby and it doesn’t cost much, beyond the initial investment. I have friends who spend significant amounts of money fixing up classic cars, and I have one friend who spent an astounding amount on a new kitchen. I’ve never had the car bug, and I could outfit a shop several times over for the cost of that kitchen. In a former life, I worked on a framing crew, and caught the woodworking bug that way. I've always liked machinery, ranging from circular saws to tractors. So the Powermatic wasn’t necessary, but, for me, it’ll be a joy to use, and I guess it’s my version of a sports car.
Last edited by T H Huxley; 12-10-2010 at 12:33 AM.