I'm completely new to shaping. I've only made one board with hand tools. I've looked at some power planers for a point down the road. I've seen the $900 Accurate and Skil planers. I cannot justify that price to myself. And I've also seen the non modified planer for $80 that cannot attach to a vacuum and does not open/close, but I figured why not buy something one time that I can grow into. But there are still price differences between the modified plastic planers. What makes one planer better than the next?