Well, I'm not expecting any kind of revelation from you guys, but sometimes I just need to share the dilemma I'm in. I have decided it's time to upgrade from my 10" Ryobi lunchbox planer to a real planer, and had kinda settled on the Dewalt 735 13" planer. It has lots of nice features and many good reviews. I like the dual speed, and the fact that according to FWW it has significantly less snipe and smoother final finish than most of the competition. Then along comes HD and offers the Ridgid 13" planer for $300, a full $200 under the best price I can get on the Dewalt. Any opinions out there???