Raising rack for Delta 16-1/2" drill press

The lower 12" or so of the raising rack on my Delta 16-1/2" floor drill press broke off. Anyone know how to repair this? Or, is there any online vendors that sell replacement parts? Any alternatives? Thanks
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Seems like you should be able to get replacement parts through Delta. I got a minor replacement part for a Dewalt router: reasonably priced, and was able to pick it up locally - since Delta, Dewalt, PC, B&D, and maybe others are all owned by the same group now, I assume the process should be the same. Just google delta replacement parts - the site is called ServiceNet. If you have your manual, or you can find a parts diagram online (try the ServiceNet site or Delta's site), googling the part number might help. You asked about alternatives: My DP is too old for these new-fangled things called gears (well, maybe not, but I think it is 1930's vintage), so I added a pulley and counterweight system to help raise the table. One pic available here:
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x86/andynewhouse/Woodworking/DPpulley.jpg There are also fancy ones available commercially that use a cylindrical weight inside the column, but I went for simple and cheap. I got inspiration and help from some kind folks here: http://facweb.furman.edu/~rbryson/dramadept/SceneShop/ShopImprovements.html (second picture from bottom). Hope this helps, Andy
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The rack may well be cast iron. Take it to a welding shop and have it brazed. Maybe make some sort of fixture to hold the parts in place to make it easier to get a good match up. On a floor drill press, I don't see that you'd be actually using that part of the rack much anyway, so a poor fit up might not be a show stopper anyway. Let the weld shop do the brazing and then you file out the tooth/teeth where the brazing took place.
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Welding shop worth its weight should need neither jig nor your services to file the teeth after the brazing!

Phisherman wrote: The lower 12" or so of the raising rack

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