I got a woodcraft catalog in the mail the other day and on the front was a No.1 stanley and the new No. 1 woodriver actual size. My first impression is man, that thing is little! After that I looked on line and saw Lie-Nielsen is now making a No. 1.
They look to be about the size of a block plane. Judging from the picture, the whole plane will fit in my palm!
My question is how useful are they? Are they strictly made for the collector market? Should I buy up a dozen and hoard them!