So I'm not looking to own a stationary power jointer or a power thickness planer. I have been looking at some of the hand held power planes that carpenters and installers use and have been musing about acquiring one and using it as kind of a power jack plane for taking twist out of boards and such when I need a little extra oomph or have a lot to do or am on more of a deadline for a project. I kind of figure if I can flatten a board by hand I could do so with one of these tools employing many of the same skills and techniques. I would still plan on using the jointer and smoother on the board for the final but sometimes a little extra power would be nice in the rough stages of truing up lumber.
Anyone out there doing this?