A pile of scrap metal is the most expensive item on your kitchen counter.
It costs about $3,000 to make, according to a report from the Center for Responsive Politics.
But it’s also the most labor-intensive of the materials that come from a kitchen, according the report.
The center found that the cost of assembling a kitchen counter using a drill and a hand saw is nearly four times higher than a conventional drill.
And that’s just one tool that’s used to drill holes in a wall.
“I’d be very surprised if you’re using an old drill for a kitchen,” said Laura Eichinger, the deputy director of the Center on the Economy and Jobs.
Eichlinger says a traditional drill is “the way we started our career.”
The Center on Jobs and the Economy also says that the average cost of a drill is $3.80, a significant drop from $8.75 in 2006.
But Eichler says it’s not surprising that the drill and hand saw are becoming so expensive.
“It’s a problem that’s not unique to the drill, or the drill itself,” she said.
A drilling machine can take up to 10 hours to produce a single hole.
It also can’t be used to cut wood, because it requires a specialized saw.
The cost of drilling a hole in a concrete wall is $30,000.
And a traditional hand saw can cost more than $50,000, according a recent report from a consulting firm.
“There’s a lot of things out there, there’s lots of things that can be done to reduce the cost,” Eichner said.
“But for the most part, you’re just going to have to make it more efficient.”