A few months ago I was looking into planers and decided on the Dewalt 735X model…then a deal too good to pass up appeared for a gently used Porter Cable lunchbox planer and I bought it. I’ve used it a handful of times, until yesterday I was making a small cutting/serving board from hard maple and walnut when I noticed a significant amount of snipe at the last 3" or so of my board. Through some web reading and investigation I saw that this is a common issue with lunchbox planers, and figured out that I could feed a scrap board behind the good board and reduce this quite a bit. Either way I decided to sell the PC and upgrade (listed the PC last night and already sold it). So now I am without a planer at all (unless I want to use my XXL, which is slow). I’m back to looking at the Dewalt, but also looking at the Shelax cutter head to go with it. Then I realized that a larger planer might not be too much more expensive. I’ve also seen jointer/planer combos, but I’m a little suspicious of “Swiss Army Knife” type tools. Not really looking for a jointer since my table saw with a good blade seems to do pretty much all I ask from it for a smooth edge. Anyone have experience with this, is the Dewalt the way to go? Should I go with the (almost $400) Shelax cutter, better options, maybe bigger machines? Cost always comes into play, and I’m not a pro cabinet maker, but I would like to avoid buying twice or tossing alot of good wood.