New planer or replace cutter head
I currently have a Jet 16 inch planer in good shape equipt with straight knives. Under a load/heavier cut you can hear the sound of the belts slipping a bit. It has not been a huge problem but wondering if an helical cutter head would be too much for this planner. I am trying to decide if I should buy a replacement helical cutter head for this machine about $1200 or replace the machine with another for an added $1500. I would be looking for a 3 Hp 220 volt planner with an helical head. What do you folks think? I think I could sell my Jet planner for around $850, maybe.