I have been milling some Oak and Cherry for the last 2 years and people ask me what am I going to do with it? I do not have any immediate plans but I like the idea of making lumber, and if you price a piece of Oak at Lowes it can b $30 for a small board. Well I have been eyeing planers for a long time and finally pulled the trigger, because obviously the wood is pretty rough cut with a chainsaw. I am really impressed with the Dewalt 3 blade planer. It makes a mountain of sawdust/noodles but turns my rough cut lumber into beautiful wood. It will only do 12 1/2 inches wide, any thickness of a board. The only issue is that it would be nice to be able to do wider boards, but I am sure a planer like that would cost alot. Just wondering if any of you other guys milling have bought a planter yet? What is you experience with them?