Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Central North Carolina
Buy once...cry once. Now you have a real jointer. All the best of luck with it.
That Delta was maybe worth $50, as a parts source to keep another one in good condition working longer. The new Delta Tools company has almost no spare parts for older machines, so a replacement fence is very likely not be available for it. It maybe could be welded, but very likely would not be straight afterward and would then need to be ground flat again. I usually weld cast iron with a high nickle content rod, but even then it is a total crap shoot as it might crack right next to the weld, even if pre and post heat treatment are used. You should never epoxy anything that you might need to weld later. It is old enough that it likely sold new for what they are asking. In my opinion, they can make a boat anchor out of it.