Hole Gages

Cheaper to build a playset on your own, buy a starter kit, or just buy the whole thing and be done with it?

I have nine little cousins (all girls), a boy is due in August, who spend the night with my husband and I about every 8 weeks or so. Where we use to live, there was a swing set that was left behind by the previous owners, they all loved to play on. I want to get them another one for our new house, but I am not sure how to get the best bang for the buck. I have found a couple at Wal-Mart that are reasonable, and they have almost everything the girls would want. They are $399-$599. My question is, would it be cheaper to buy one of those and be done with it, or is it better to buy a starter kit like from Home Depot/Lowes, or just buy the lumber and start building it like I wanting it with buying the equipment from Home Depot/Lowes? I figured if I did this it could be for all their birthdays this year; I did a bedroom at our house for them at Christmas two years ago and they loved that.

It depends on how much your time building it is worth and if you have the tools to do it. You will still need to buy lumber with a starter kit. Some kits come with drill bits and hole gages.
It depends on your skill and if you have time to do it and if you have a helper .

Discover Hole Gages On eBay Below:

MITUTOYO Split Bore Hole Inside Micrometer Gage 37 82 In 0001 Grad
MITUTOYO Split Bore Hole Inside Micrometer Gage 37 82 In 0001 Grad
$699.00
MITUTOYO Split Bore Blind Hole Inside Micrometer Gage 127 To 395 In 0001 Grad
MITUTOYO Split Bore Blind Hole Inside Micrometer Gage 127 To 395 In 0001 Grad
$699.00
Taper welding Gauge 15 30mm5 8 3 16 gap slot width hole size metric
Taper welding Gauge 15 30mm5 8 3 16 gap slot width hole size metric
$9.54
WS Genuine Taper Gauge Welding Gage Slot Width Gap Hole Size Inspection Tools
WS Genuine Taper Gauge Welding Gage Slot Width Gap Hole Size Inspection Tools
$8.38
Welding Taper Gauge 45 60mm Gap Hole Size Inspection Ulnar Metric
Welding Taper Gauge 45 60mm Gap Hole Size Inspection Ulnar Metric
$15.66
Unknown Brand E Small Hole Gage Set Machinist Inspection Tool No Box
Unknown Brand E Small Hole Gage Set Machinist Inspection Tool No Box
$15.00
3 PC Unknown Brand B C D Long Stem Small Hole Gage Set Machinist Tool No Box
3 PC Unknown Brand B C D Long Stem Small Hole Gage Set Machinist Tool No Box
$37.00
5 PC 1 4 thru 1 2 Tapped Hole Location Gage Gauge Set USED
5 PC 1 4 thru 1 2 Tapped Hole Location Gage Gauge Set USED
$120.00
BC Macdonald 1 2 13 Threaded Tapped Hole Location Gage Gauge USED
BC Macdonald 1 2 13 Threaded Tapped Hole Location Gage Gauge USED
$37.00
BC Macdonald 7 16 14 Threaded Tapped Hole Location Gage Gauge USED
BC Macdonald 7 16 14 Threaded Tapped Hole Location Gage Gauge USED
$36.00
SG Co 3 8 16 Threaded Tapped Hole Location Gage Gauge USED
SG Co 3 8 16 Threaded Tapped Hole Location Gage Gauge USED
$36.00
SG Co 1 4 20 Threaded Tapped Hole Location Gage Gauge USED
SG Co 1 4 20 Threaded Tapped Hole Location Gage Gauge USED
$29.00
SG Co 1 8 UNC Threaded Tapped Hole Location Gage Gauge USED
SG Co 1 8 UNC Threaded Tapped Hole Location Gage Gauge USED
$65.00
Hole Measurment 802mm x 50mm Tungsten Carbide Cylinder Pin Gage Gauge
Hole Measurment 802mm x 50mm Tungsten Carbide Cylinder Pin Gage Gauge
$8.12
2x S S Taper Gauge inspection Gage slot width gap hole size meaure tool 13mm
2x S S Taper Gauge inspection Gage slot width gap hole size meaure tool 13mm
$7.22
Federal Standard Hole Chek Dial Bore Gages Lot of 5
Federal Standard Hole Chek Dial Bore Gages Lot of 5
$90.00
Small Hole Gage Set Half Ball
Small Hole Gage Set Half Ball
$26.91
MITUTOYO Dial Bore Hole Inside w Micrometer head 511 332 Gage 24 to 4 In 0001
MITUTOYO Dial Bore Hole Inside w Micrometer head 511 332 Gage 24 to 4 In 0001
$314.00
5x Gap Hole Taper Gauge Metric Stainless Hardened Thickness Measure gage 13mm
5x Gap Hole Taper Gauge Metric Stainless Hardened Thickness Measure gage 13mm
$13.01
13mm Taper Welding Gauge Gage ruler Test Welder Thickness Hole Gap meaure
13mm Taper Welding Gauge Gage ruler Test Welder Thickness Hole Gap meaure
$3.70
LUFKIN 78C SMALL HOLE GAGE 1 4 TO 3 8 INCH
LUFKIN 78C SMALL HOLE GAGE 1 4 TO 3 8 INCH
$45.00
TESA IMICRO capa  Hole Bore Gage Gauge Digital Micrometer 175 200mm 68 78
TESA IMICRO capa Hole Bore Gage Gauge Digital Micrometer 175 200mm 68 78
$639.95
TESA IMICRO capa  Hole Bore Gage Gauge Digital Micrometer 200 225mm 787 8858
TESA IMICRO capa Hole Bore Gage Gauge Digital Micrometer 200 225mm 787 8858
$749.96
TESA IMICRO capa  Hole Bore Gage Gauge Digital Micrometer 250 275mm 984 1082
TESA IMICRO capa Hole Bore Gage Gauge Digital Micrometer 250 275mm 984 1082
$829.95
Mitutoyo Radius Gage Set No 186 901 Small Hole Gages Telescoping Gages
Mitutoyo Radius Gage Set No 186 901 Small Hole Gages Telescoping Gages
$160.00
New Mitutoyo Complete Dial Bore Gage Gauge Set for Small Holes 04 075
New Mitutoyo Complete Dial Bore Gage Gauge Set for Small Holes 04 075
$349.95
Vintage Starrett  Lufkin telescope  small hole gages 1 8 2 1 8
Vintage Starrett Lufkin telescope small hole gages 1 8 2 1 8
$36.00
Brown  Sharpe Digital Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 33465 39370 85 100mm
Brown Sharpe Digital Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 33465 39370 85 100mm
$599.95
Brown  Sharpe Digital Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 59055 68897 150 175mm
Brown Sharpe Digital Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 59055 68897 150 175mm
$799.95
Brown  Sharpe Digital Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 68897 78740 175 200mm
Brown Sharpe Digital Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 68897 78740 175 200mm
$869.95
Telescoping Gage 6 Pc Set 5 16 6 Range Super Precision T Bore Hole Gauges
Telescoping Gage 6 Pc Set 5 16 6 Range Super Precision T Bore Hole Gauges
$22.99
Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge Caliper 5mm 30mm Range 001mm Precision
Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge Caliper 5mm 30mm Range 001mm Precision
$24.07
4 SMALL HOLE GAGE SET FULL BALL TYPE GAUGE 125 5
4 SMALL HOLE GAGE SET FULL BALL TYPE GAUGE 125 5
$14.59
Hole Measuring 0001mm Accuracy 268mm x 50mm Steel Pin Gage Gauge
Hole Measuring 0001mm Accuracy 268mm x 50mm Steel Pin Gage Gauge
$3.58
Hole Measuring 0001mm Accuracy 269mm x 50mm Steel Pin Gage Gauge
Hole Measuring 0001mm Accuracy 269mm x 50mm Steel Pin Gage Gauge
$1.72
Replacement 0001mm Accuracy Steel Pin Gage Gauge for 27mm Hole Measuring
Replacement 0001mm Accuracy Steel Pin Gage Gauge for 27mm Hole Measuring
$3.57
MITUTOYO Split Bore Hole Inside Micrometer Gage 37 82 In 0001 Grad
MITUTOYO Split Bore Hole Inside Micrometer Gage 37 82 In 0001 Grad
$666.00
Standard Gage by TESA 080 10 00002 Bore Hole Gage Gauge Set + Setting Ring
Standard Gage by TESA 080 10 00002 Bore Hole Gage Gauge Set + Setting Ring
$249.95
Single Replacement 0001mm Accuracy Steel Pin Gage for 271mm Hole
Single Replacement 0001mm Accuracy Steel Pin Gage for 271mm Hole
$3.59

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