I'm obsessing over what Lee Valley block plane to buy so my wife can then give it to me for Christmas....

1 ) The low angle block plane
2) The higher priced DX60 block plane

Price is not the problem (at these levels anyway )

I see using this for some shooting as well as end grain as well as the general bzillion odds and end in the shop.

The low angle plane has a wider blade (1/4" wider) but it's thinner than the premium DX60 model (0.125" versus 0.140")

The low angle plane has some interesting options of a tote and knob that would allow it to emulate a #3 smoother, but I doubt that would interest me.

Anyone gone though the same decision or handled each of them and compared them that can help me out here?