I did not consider the cut dangerous, Harry.
First and second cut (at half depth and full depth) the cutter is cutting on both sides.
On subsequent cuts the fence is moved away from the cutter, by a mm or so each time, so that the timber is fed into the cutter with only the cutter edge furtherest from the fence cutting.
After the second cut, I was only taking about 1 mm off each time.
I don't mind if other members disagree with my comments.
I don't profess to know everything, and I may learn something new.
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."