I have a chance to buy a nearly new HCI planer. The good is that the machine is virtually new. It also has a 3hp, 220 v motor. A chain drives four Acme thread posts for adjust height.

It looks pretty industrial strength. I'm just not sexually excited about buying a 12" machine. I was previously thinking about a 15", and possibly a combo Planer/Jointer. Sooooo.... what is this little beast, and is it any good>

Gary Curtis