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I have come to the conclusion that not only does China have cheaper labor than us, but they have cheaper access to materials. I have seen the Latin American ports where shredded pulp wood is loaded on ships bound for China - this is just ballast to them, but it ends up as Ikea and Sauder furniture to us.
Unless you have your own saw mill or a really good wood source, you are paying retail like I am at Home Depot and Lowes. And you have to buy more finish than you need. It all just adds up in price.
So, my conclusion is that if you can buy what you want, then just buy it. It will be cheaper and faster. Use your Kreg tool for something you cannot buy anywhere - you will be a whole lot happier with the outcome.
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