ever since I started my own darkroom work, I've been a fan of Durst enlargersand sstill am. They are well builtand parts are readily available.I'm also a proponent of using color heads for B&Wwork. it makes for a soft light and tightly controllable contrast with VCpapers. no matter which enlarger you use,don't forget to stabilize the top of the column. it does wonders for the stability. good luck and have funand get yourself an f/stop timer. you won't regret it.