It took a coordinated effort between industrial designers and engineers to solve several technical issues leading to the development of the first portable planer with a 13" wide cutting capacity. Moving the carriage height adjustment wheel from the top to the side did two things. It enabled the user to pass the board over the top so that it could be inserted again if necessary and it gave this planer a distinctive look.
Contact: Doulgas Miner, IDSA,
Emerson Tool Company,
Designers: Emerson Tool Company