Summary: As a commercial blender you can buy parts. You can cut off a small portion of the rubber mount and fit Blendtec's wide bottom jars. Only thing it hasn't blended was too dry sweet potatoes for baby food, but a little water and boom!
Pros: This thing is an industrial piece of machinery. We make smoothies with greens on the bottom, then flax and chia, then berries then ice. Place hearing protection on ears and flip the switch. Gone. Everything is freaking gone replaced by a undulating mass of blend. This thing grinds up seeds, ice, and whatever. Ice is nothing to this thing.
Cons: Needs almost a full 13 amp circuit. Needs hearing protection.
Summary: This is a great blender for crushing ice. The base is sturdy and heavy and there are not too many "bells and whistles" just an on-off toggle and a pulse switch. If your goal is a lot of crushed ice drinks this blender is a good choice. *Be careful to get the rubber seal in place correctly so it won't leak*.