Welcome to the forum. First of all keep your fingers away from the bit. In case you didn't know they love fingers this time of day. I would raise the the bit as high as it needs to go and take light cuts by hiding the bit with your fence and pushing the back a little at a time. You also need to do some test cuts to see how much of a bevel you want. In woodworking what ever your doing always test first. Don't ever run your work between the bit and the fence in other words run your work on the outside of the bit. Use some feather boards to help you hold the work against the fence. If you can push the work through at a steady pace and try not to stop especially on the last pass. That will give you a better finish.