The Hitachi router combo looks nice and is one on my list of what to buy and start with. I was wondering if anyine has this and or having any problems as I read a few reviews saying it was hard to mount on table and plunge base was stiff anyone have this? Some of my other choices are Bosch 1617 EVSPK, Milwaukee 5615-21, Makita 3612C and of course the Porter Cable models. My thinking is buying a combo would save a few dollars as mounting the fixed base in table (when I buy it ) and I would have the plunger when needed. I do already have a Ridgid laminate router which I purchased to do some engraving on a box for my grandson so may not need the plunger any input or suggestions would be welcome.