Broken fence on joiner

I have montgomery ward joiner that the previous owner of my house left. I knocked it over and broke the fence. Can cast iron be welded or repaired??
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It can be brazed. It might have to be surfaced afterward. I have brazed several cast iron pieces with good results. I have also stick welded things. You can get cast iron welding rod. max

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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (ALYSONSDAD) wrote in

Home Depot sells an epoxy that is meant for repairing castings. It might be strong enough. Hopefully you'll end up with a fence that's still flat.
Don
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On 18 Nov 2004 01:49:18 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (ALYSONSDAD) wrote:

I would go for a steel splint on the back, screwed into tapped holes. Use some epoxy (JB Weld) as well if you wish, but I wouldn't rely on it alone.
You can weld cast iron, but it's an awkward process. There are also risks with possible warping when you do it. Don;t learn to do it on the "live" project. If you have to, go look at sci.engr.joining.welding first. The best technique is usually stick with a nickel rod. On a joint of this length you'll need gas pre-heating too.
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It can, but whether it would be worth it to you is difficult to say. You may need to have it resurfaced to preserve accuracy, as it would be very difficult for a welder to get it to the usual tolerance of a jointer fence. You might find that it is cheaper to try and get a replacement from the company....
Dave

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Dave responds:

It might be, but Monkey Ward has been out of business for some years now. I don't have any idea who made their jointers. Someone else might know.
My suggestion is brazing and then have a machine shop resurface the fence. Check prices for both if you don't know how to braze.
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ToolKraft, PowrKraft and at one time it was reported Delta.
Best to watch eBay, buy a whole new (old) jointer and rob it for the fence.
UA100
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Check www.toolkraft.com for an e-mail address or phone number to check on parts availability.
Lee
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