i have had a ridgid 13" planer for yrs and never had any problum with it, I run lot's of wood thro, all hard wood's , only change blade's , i just rum my blades over 1000 grit paper and get a edge , and than put back on, they work again, i know i could get the sharpened but they are soft steel and not ment to be regrind ? just my opion, whet ever work for you , My planer i bought when they first came out and i use it almost every day . my 2 cent'sMy planer is old so my knowledge is second hand , in recent times worked with some (mostly retired) pros. they are moving away from Dewalt because of quality down grading, Rigid seems to be their new chose, especially with a lifetime warranty. Anyone have an opinion on Rigid tools?