I have to replace the light gauge metal piece that covers the gear rack that moves the fence on my Delta 14-651 mortiser. The original one somehow got bound up and broke. This metal piece covers the gear rack and prevents debris from clogging the gear. The original one was bent to match the teeth of the rack and passed between the rack and the gear as the fence moved forward and back. I bought a new one online ($3 and $10 shipping) but it's completely flat. I am supposed to make 30-40 bends in it to match the rack? Impossible! Does this metal piece go somewhere other than between the rack and the gear? I can't find anywhere it'll fit. Please - someone that has one of these, explain how it works. Better yet - take a couple of pictures. Thanks
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Need help with Delta Mortiser repair