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I just bought a ECE (E.C Enmerich) wood plane at an auction for 2 dollars. The plane did not come with the iron or any other parts just the wood plane its self. New to the hand plane market need help finding the parts for it. Have looked all over the interweb with no luck on what model it may be for sure. It is 24" long 3"wide. 

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17 minutes ago, Words On Wood said:

I just bought a ECE (E.C Enmerich) wood plane at an auction for 2 dollars. The plane did not come with the iron or any other parts just the wood plane its self. New to the hand plane market need help finding the parts for it. Have looked all over the interweb with no luck on what model it may be for sure. It is 24" long 3"wide. 

https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/planes/blades/60009-lee-valley-blades-for-wooden-planes

https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/ecejackandsmoothplanereplacementiron.aspx

The above are links to 2 good companies that sell replacement parts for wooden plans. Below is the link to a plane that I suspect is what you have. It should give you some additional information about the hand plane.

https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/ecejointerplane.aspx

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The plane picture in @Chestnut's link uses a bar to retain the wedge, but the one you picture appears to use the wedge-shaped grooves in the sides of the plane for that purpose. My guess is that plane body is an older model. The bar type would be easier to produce, so probably is a newer, cheaper design.  The complete plane seems to use a standard Stanley type blade + chip breaker, so the groove in the bottom is probably clearance for the chip breaker retaining screw. You might just purchase an appropriate blade and chip breaker, and make the wedge yourself. It isn't difficult, just tedious.

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Depending on the exact width, a blade & chip breaker set from Hock Tools (good stuff!) will cost you $85 to $90.  Considering the retail cost of such a plane at near $200, I think you made out OK.

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I've an older ECE smoother, and it's well worth the purchase that you made, and the blade upgrade.

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