Welcome to the forum Terry. 1st thing that would be very helpful is a picture of your router mounted on the table. When you mention the bit height as 1/2" are you referring to the cutter length? Also realize that that cut would be made on 2-3 passes depending on the hp of the router and the bit itself. I usually make cuts no deeper then 1/4"-3/8" at a time. A main question would be the way the router is installed on the table, hence the picture request.