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I second Darren, VERY odd. I wonder if you can attach a sound file here since I find it hard to imagine what this could be. You did not give much information. Have you used this plane before? Has the sound only started with the new blade?
Is it a squeal (or perhaps a squeak) like two metal parts rubbing together, e.g., like a door hinge that has not been oiled? The word “squeal” suggests metal parts rubbing together and creating a vibration. It does not suggests a sound made from metal (as in the plane bottom) rubbing against the wood. Of course, lots of things, when rubbed together, can vibrate and cause creaks. Wood on wood, wood on metal, and so on. Does the sound go away when you pass the plane over the wood with the blade retracted, or removed? If so, I would guess metal parts of the plane are somehow rubbing together. Are all the moving parts oiled and tightly assembled?