I have a Powermatic, but it isnt a bench top. I looked a lot at bench top ones before buying the floor model, and I liked the General since it was one of the only bench top ones at the time that had a tilting mechanism in it.
I have a Multico and also an older reliant model. The Multico is no longer distributed here but it is a great machine if you can find one used. The lower price Reliant has served me well, with no issues noted.
I just got a Powermatic 701. I have only played with it so far, but I pretty happy with it. It seem very smooth and powerful. It has a 3/4 vs 1/2 hp of the Delta or Jet and has some interesting features. I got mine from from Woodworker's Supply with FREE shipping.
I also have the Jet. After I replaced the table with something with more substance and added better hold down clamps it works very well. One think I like is that it runs at 1750 r.p.m.. Some of the bench top mortising machines run at 3450. That's too fast.
However, if you have a good, strong drill press, I think a mortising attachment for a drill press is virtually as good as a mortising machine. I didn't when I bought the mortising machine. I do now and I halfway regret buying the mortising machine.
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