You might search the group for previous discussions. I recall about
3-4 months ago this planer, and its reported problems, came up. I am
also in the market for a planer and the earlier comments sent me to
Amazon's reviews. Seems that in addition to sprockets, it had an
issue with short blade life. However, some of the comments here
suggested that these problem reports were a few years old and issues
had been corrected. A quick look at problem review dates seemed to
bear this out.