Layman. Today I put a piece of wood besides the work and both clamped in
a workmate. This piece of wood stood proud of the work, and upon it sat
the rebate foot of my electric planer. I was surprised to see that the
planer also planed the piece of wood. I see because the blade in the
planer sticks pround of the base-plate of the planer. I think this is
natural occurance when using the rebate feature and nothing can be done
to avoid cuting the piece of wood unless the blade matches exactly with
the edge of the base-plate. And even then I suspect there would be some
cutting as I used the planer.
I put my mind to homebrew a feature bolted on my workmate that used
angle iron for the rebate foot to rest upon, but I don't think this will
work. I'm a bit dissapointed.