In demostrations with European guards, they hold the back of the work piece
down with one hand on the back until they get to the guard, and then
continue by hold the front of the work piece down with one hand.
I have always found that if I don't hold both ends down with equal pressure
I get a lousy cut. Obviously that can't be done with a european guard. Are
their jointers somehow superior, do they get lousy cuts, or are they just
better at it then I am?