1) Check that the edge of the workpiece is straight and free of any high spots and make sure it is clamped firmly to the bench. Any end, or waste battens must be flush with the top face.
2) Set the depth of cut to make the first shallow pass and then use the turret stop to set the final and intermediate cuts. Adjust the position of the side fences and make sure all clamping screws on both the router and fence are fully tightened.
3) With the cutter clear of the workpiece, apply gentle pressure against the front section of the fence. Switch on and allow the router to reach full speed. Start the cut, keeping the full face of the fence against the edge of the work and maintain a constant feed rate. At the end of the pass, reverse the pressure onto the rear section of the fence to prevent the cutter turning in at the end of the cut. Switch off only when the cutter has left the work and then allow the router to stop before lifting it clear.