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
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:
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:
(second picture from bottom).
Hope this helps,
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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