Makita 1/4" plunger was my first. Use it for light duty work. Next is the PC 609 w/ fixed and plunge bases. Use it for the DT jig and hand held stuff. Table work is done with a Freud 2 1/4 hp 13 amp VS. It adjusts from the top (in the table). Like 'em all, and have no probs with any of them.