I've gotten to love my hand planer. It's saved me oddles of time on wood substrates. In this pic I am planing the top landing of a step that was crowned a good half an inch.Took about five minutes. Landed a good 1500 laminate job in a manufacturered home where all the seams in the PB were peaked. Did about 60 feet in four hours, that includes setting all the staples down so I would not hit them. Other guys were going to patch the floor or use a belt sander. Belt sanders are just to slow. This baby can take a good 1/16 off at a swipe. But putting new blades in ain't fun at all. Still, it has paid for itself a hundred times over.