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 .

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Anytime Tools Dial Bore Gauge 07 6 00005 Deep Engine Hole Cylinder Gage
Anytime Tools Dial Bore Gauge 07 6 00005 Deep Engine Hole Cylinder Gage
$125.14
Anytime Tools Dial Bore Gauge 2 6 00005 Deep Engine Hole Cylinder Gage
Anytime Tools Dial Bore Gauge 2 6 00005 Deep Engine Hole Cylinder Gage
$76.33
Sorenson 13 Center Mike Hole Location Gage in Box Lid Missing Both Hooks
Sorenson 13 Center Mike Hole Location Gage in Box Lid Missing Both Hooks
$89.00
Mahr Federal 1587370mm XX Metric Master Bore Gage Setting Ring Calibration hole
Mahr Federal 1587370mm XX Metric Master Bore Gage Setting Ring Calibration hole
$127.49
GENUINE TRIO TRULOK 82 6 SR SLUG RIVET GAGE WITH FITTED WOODEN CASE
GENUINE TRIO TRULOK 82 6 SR SLUG RIVET GAGE WITH FITTED WOODEN CASE
$34.99
Mitutoyo 368 3 Point Holtest Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 5 6 00002
Mitutoyo 368 3 Point Holtest Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 5 6 00002
$200.00
BROWN  SHARPE SMALL HOLE GAGE SET NO 595 Ranges 125 TO 500 SATIN CHROME FINIS
BROWN SHARPE SMALL HOLE GAGE SET NO 595 Ranges 125 TO 500 SATIN CHROME FINIS
$34.99
5 16 6 TELESCOPIC T BORE GAGE Polished Chrome Finish Precision HOLE GAUGE SET
5 16 6 TELESCOPIC T BORE GAGE Polished Chrome Finish Precision HOLE GAUGE SET
$25.99
MITUTOYO 154 901 Small Hole Gage Set 0125 05 excellent JAPAN Machinist
MITUTOYO 154 901 Small Hole Gage Set 0125 05 excellent JAPAN Machinist
$21.10
Starrett S831EZ Small Hole Gage Set w Pouch S 831 E 125 500 New
Starrett S831EZ Small Hole Gage Set w Pouch S 831 E 125 500 New
$149.99
ENCO hole gages 125 500 4 pcs machining measuring 615 6250 Quality Tool
ENCO hole gages 125 500 4 pcs machining measuring 615 6250 Quality Tool
$8.99
Mitutoyo Small Hole Gauges Set H 154 901 Half Ball GAGE IN ORIGINAL BOX
Mitutoyo Small Hole Gauges Set H 154 901 Half Ball GAGE IN ORIGINAL BOX
$28.88
Lufkin machinist 78A D small hole flat bottom gage set
Lufkin machinist 78A D small hole flat bottom gage set
$9.99
1 2 13 HOLE LOCATION GAGE GTD QTY 2 NEW
1 2 13 HOLE LOCATION GAGE GTD QTY 2 NEW
$50.00
STARRETT 829 A C D Small Hole Gages original Boxes 7 Pieces
STARRETT 829 A C D Small Hole Gages original Boxes 7 Pieces
$20.00
New Mitutoyo Holtest Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 70 80 00002
New Mitutoyo Holtest Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 70 80 00002
$699.95
New Mitutoyo Inside Dial Caliper Bore Hole Gauge Gage Set 36 56 00005
New Mitutoyo Inside Dial Caliper Bore Hole Gauge Gage Set 36 56 00005
$529.00
Vintage LUFKIN No 78 S Adjustable Small Gage Hole Set w Case
Vintage LUFKIN No 78 S Adjustable Small Gage Hole Set w Case
$40.00
Dial Bore Gauge 50 160mm Hole Indicator Measuring Engine Cylinder Gage Tool Kit
Dial Bore Gauge 50 160mm Hole Indicator Measuring Engine Cylinder Gage Tool Kit
$41.20
Fowler Japan 52 472 104 small hole gage set machinist tool tools
Fowler Japan 52 472 104 small hole gage set machinist tool tools
$44.88
SUNNEN Precision Hole Gage Model PG 800 S Loc E 4
SUNNEN Precision Hole Gage Model PG 800 S Loc E 4
$2,000.00
2 6 electronic digital precision engine cylinder hole bore gauge gage
2 6 electronic digital precision engine cylinder hole bore gauge gage
$150.53
Lot of 5 Mitutoyo Small Hole Gages 154 107
Lot of 5 Mitutoyo Small Hole Gages 154 107
$50.00
Etalon 1400 1600 Inside Internal Hole Bore Gage Micrormeter w Engravings
Etalon 1400 1600 Inside Internal Hole Bore Gage Micrormeter w Engravings
$160.00
Brown  Sharpe TESA Digital Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 886 985 225 250mm
Brown Sharpe TESA Digital Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 886 985 225 250mm
$769.95
07 15 Dial Indicator Bore Gage Set 0005 GRAD Gauge Engine Cylinder Hole
07 15 Dial Indicator Bore Gage Set 0005 GRAD Gauge Engine Cylinder Hole
$52.99
Stainless Steel Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 5mm 30mm Range
Stainless Steel Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 5mm 30mm Range
$28.06
Starrett No829G small hole gage set 125 500
Starrett No829G small hole gage set 125 500
$45.00
Starrett S831EZ Small Hole Gage Set w Pouch S 831 E 125 500 New
Starrett S831EZ Small Hole Gage Set w Pouch S 831 E 125 500 New
$149.99
SWISS TESA Internal Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 5 6 Excellent
SWISS TESA Internal Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 5 6 Excellent
$127.50
SWISS TESA Internal Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 6 7 Excellent
SWISS TESA Internal Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Gage Gauge 6 7 Excellent
$99.00
starrett 831small hole bore gage
starrett 831small hole bore gage
$49.00
STARRETT No S829E SMALL HOLE GAGES SET machinist tools tooling metalworking
STARRETT No S829E SMALL HOLE GAGES SET machinist tools tooling metalworking
$19.99
STARRETT NO S831E SMALL HOLE GAGE SET
STARRETT NO S831E SMALL HOLE GAGE SET
$76.99
BORE GAGE 2 6 00005 Digital Electronic Indicator Gauge Hole ENGINE CYLINDER
BORE GAGE 2 6 00005 Digital Electronic Indicator Gauge Hole ENGINE CYLINDER
$108.00
1 15mm Thickness hole gap inspection Taper Gauge welding gage 01mm Accuracy
1 15mm Thickness hole gap inspection Taper Gauge welding gage 01mm Accuracy
$8.86
5 30mm Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Internal Diameter Gage Gauge 001mm Precision
5 30mm Inside Micrometer Hole Bore Internal Diameter Gage Gauge 001mm Precision
$23.99
4pcs Small Hole Bore Gauge Telescopic Full Ball Type Gauge Gage Set 3 14mm
4pcs Small Hole Bore Gauge Telescopic Full Ball Type Gauge Gage Set 3 14mm
$14.63
3 14mm Small Hole Gage Set Full Ball Adjustable Measuring for Inner Diameter
3 14mm Small Hole Gage Set Full Ball Adjustable Measuring for Inner Diameter
$11.75

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