Robert you gotta understand something here... almost every U.S. galoot
in this NG absolutely worships Lee Valley and it's Veritas products, see?
Hence your many negative responses. I am economical and poor because
of my health conditions, I have mentioned it before but no one gives a
genuine rat's ass... so I get around paying and supporting the giants any
way I can. Although I would love to have a Veritas low angle block plane.
But personaly I can see your understanding in that most if not all Veritas
products are made in Canada, and if sold to Canadian peoples at 30%
higher, it would piss you red maple leafs right off.
The grass is green and the sky is blue, whaddya do?
One thing to remember about shopping in the U.S.A. and you try to hide it
in your vehicle, the border patrol take and record the weight of your vehicle.
Anything you bring back across the border will add weight down to the ounce.
Sorry if this didn't help,