I'm with John as I also consider this a production tool. It's nice to have, when you need it, and if you can afford it. It is sort of a luxury item in a home workshop and you will probably find that it won't be used all that much. I agree that the cutter heads are overpriced. All that said it depends on the individual and what products you turn out. It may be useful to you but not to me. I would rather spend my money on another tool that I will use more often. I have a mortising tool that I have to blow the dust off of before I can use it. Probably used it half a dozen times in the 10 years I have had it but once I buy a tool I keep it. Guess I'm too dumb to sell it.