Hi all, new to the forum and routing and had a question I'm hoping you might be able to answer. I bought a 1/2 x 4 inch (cutting length 2 inch) up cut bit to use with my DW618 plunger base. I quickly found out that once I have installed the bit it extends beyond the base of the plunge router. This left me scratching my head as to how I use a plunge router to cut my 1/2 wide x 2 inch long x 1 inch deep mortises Are bits longer then the plunge depth only meant to be used in conjunction with a fixed router on a router table? I was really hoping to use the 1/2 dia bit so I wouldn't have to make multiple passes with a smaller dia/shorter bit. I hope I am missing something very basic here but found nothing about this when searching the web. Thanks in advance for any advice.