Craftsman plunge router problem
I am a new wood worker and in my later years. I have bought and installed basic tools: a table saw, a miter saw, table router, drill pree, sander, circular saw, and band saw. But I am having frustrating prolems with the basic plunge router Model 320.17540. The manual refers to the "plunge action" in a numer of places but I have no idea what the "pluge action" is. There is no reference to it in the diagrams. The following are some references: "Apply an even.... downward pressure on the plunge action" (p.18); ""lower the plunge action" (p. 19). The manual says several times that the bit will automatically retract. I have seen no evidence of that happening.
The manual also uses different names for the same feature: one lever is called the "Open Motor clamp" in one place and the " Plunge action locking lever" in another..
I have spent hours trying to understand the thing. Can anyone help .... either directly or referring me to someone at Sears (Craftsman) who can help?