I've never liked the DeWalt height adjustment ring. Just my preference. Have 2 1617s, one was for freehand use, the other was a motor only for the table. But I bought a Triton TRA001 for the table and now I have a 1617 for each base. Add the Colt, which I dearly love. Never had to service any of them, they just keep chugging. Glad you called Bosch, they have such a good customer service reputation.