Larry Clinton At Frankfort, (Central) Indiana
Tom I spent more than I should have on mine. It was a replacement for a Cheap Craftsman saw about 15 years ago. I went to a couple of tool shows at Indianapolis and decided on either a MiniMax or a Laguna.
When viewing demo's of both saws I decided on the MiniMax - it was $2M+, but I had decided to upgrade most of my equipment prior to retirement.
It will easily properly tension 1" blades and has a (as I remember) a 3.8hp motor. It also has a full 16" resaw capacity. I have sliced up some 2 1/2" X 12" Purpleheart for my cousin without any problems.
I have never regretted purchasing it!