that's an interesting question, as i have zero capabilities with these so called 'hand-tools' that don't have a cord on them, and do mine as well on a table saw. i square the edges of the slabs, joint to get them flat, then make a slow, clean, steady pass on the table saw and wouldn't know how it could end up any better. i simply don't trust myself with a plane. this is one of the many reasons i've subscribed to this. it's nice to see a real craftsmen perform. we are blessed with quite a few on this forum. great video, freddy. thanks for taking much valuable time to do it so well and detailed.