Greetings and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us.
As one who has been where you don't want to go, make a jig to hold the piece or buy one, The cost will be far and away less than the cost of the trip to the emergency room and follow up doctor visits and PT. Don't care what it takes keep your hands away from that bit turning at 23000RPM. When it happens it happens in less than a heart beat but scares for life. In my case "I fought the saw and the saw won", and so will a router but will be worse.
Wisdom: Where experience and knowledge combine and become one.
"We are all one decision away from Stupid!!"
"How often we sacrifice the permanent plans of God on the altar of immediate solutions"
I have a very good memory, just short is all.