Thickness/Drum Sander questions.
I am an avid woodworker looking to make my own hardwood flooring. I have a planer, but hate how it snipes boards and don't like potential tearout especially when you are making your last pass or close to it. I am entertaining the idea of a thickness/drum sander to get the lumber to desired thickness.
I will need to process about 2000s.f. of lumber. Is a thickness sander a good way to go? If not, what about planer/moulders any experience with them? I am looking for something in the $1700 range.