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I have the Dewalt DW735 thickness planer and I absolutely love it. It is by far the best thickness planer I have ever used. To get anything better, I think you need to at least double the price of this unit...($1000+) After talking with Rich @rrmccabe last night and talking with a buddy at work that has the same unit, I started looking at this unit in Amazon. My buddy at work just bought some new carbon tipped knives from infinity and asked what I had. I bought two sets of Powertech hardened steel knives for about half of what he paid for the carbon ones. This led us to talking about helical cutter heads. I didn't realize that they made a direct replacement for the dw735 planer on Amazon. He said that he saw the replacement head under $400 in the past and was waiting for it to drop more. I just checked it out and noticed it is just over $500 right now. If it ever does get under $400, I'll be all over it. The only knock on the DW735 is how long the knives last on it. They are prone to nicks and need to be changed at least yearly for me. If I can switch over to a helical cutter, I know I can get at least 4 years+ out of the replaceable knives on the cutter head. Also, these cutters are supposed to be so much more quiet. Has anyone switched over to the helical cutter head yet and if so, how do you like it? Here is the link that I have to the helical cutter head. This cutter is supposed to be situated a little differently than standard heads, but I don't know much about that yet. https://www.amazon.com/Byrd-Tool-Shelix-cutterhead-Dewalt/dp/B008CS2QAE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484592612&sr=8-1&keywords=helical+cutterhead