Maya Hates Me: Your tool is tiny / your tool is huge
Skipping for the moment the inevitable “that’s what she said” joke, this can be a pretty annoying problem if you don’t know how to fix it. Sometimes, your tool manipulator (that’s what it’s called. seriously, I can’t make this stuff up) is way too big or way too small:
SOLUTION: Quit leaning on the number pad
The default hotkey for changing the size of the tool manipulator is the plus and minus keys on the number pad. If they don’t work, try looking up IncreaseManipulatorSize and DecreaseManipulatorSize in the hotkey editor. … that’s what she said.