I don't presently own a hand plane and need one. I am thinking a block plane, but was at Home Depot today and saw a power plane from Makita and wondered if anyone had an opinion. If you wouldn't go this direction, what would you get? I know some of the big names, but would love to hear personal favorites. It would be used on plywood quite a bit, but solid stock too. Mostly for boat building, but other uses around the house. I know someone will say that I should just go to garage sales and find an old Stanley, but I don't think that's realistic for me (everyone hears this advice and is looking for the same plane, presupposes that the seller doesn't know what they have, presupposes that I know what they have and can differentiate between it and a less-accurate or more modern version, presupposes that I have lots of time to go to lots of garage sales). All these presuppositions are incorrect in my case.