I recently retired and had dabbled in building some furniture, and wanted to do more but never had a planer. So I looked at a lot of different planers and choose the DW734. I had never used a planer before, read through the manual and went to work with it. In different reviews I read that people had problems with snipe, but bought this one. AM I GLAD I DID! My first project was a dresser made of solid black walnut, and never had a problem of snipe on any piece. This is a great machine.