I have been liking the straight flute for wood because it chips out less than the upcut.
Today I tried an upcut bit (because I keep reading people saying you need to get the chips out) with .01 depth per pass and I slowed down the rotation speed. It was going ok and not melting but then like you said it lifted the piece off the table. I may try with taping it down next but now I put the dewalt 660 on there and I don’t have a speed control for it. I might wait and get a smaller diameter bit and try that because I want some smaller ones anyway.