Our planer is the oldest machine in our shop, built in the early 50's. It has probably lived in at least 4 different homes and is much more wise and experienced than we are. We baby it and give it much credit for what we do. It's massive, cast iron body (weighing 6,000 pounds!) makes for a very rigid and steady cut with no vibration. We plan on keeping this old school machine alive for another 100 years, because they just don't make them like that anymore.