Power Planer

I am looking for suggestions on a good planer, $500 is a bit out of my price range for a Clarke Hitachi Planer.

Has anyone used Bosch or DeWalt, these seem to be the leading brands in the Lowes and Home Depot stores located in my area.  Thanks

i have a dewalt and it works pretty good. nowhere near as nice as the hitachi, but if you’re on a budget i would suggest the dewalt. its easy to make depth changes with and hasnt let me down yet.

you can find used standard hitachis for 50bucks on craigs and ebay all day long. grab one of those. The black and decker and Ryobi suck stay away from those.