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5 of 5 people found this helpful
Makes too much irregular and unpredictable noise
on July 29, 2014
If you intend to use this fan in a garage or shop or somewhere where noise doesn't matter, it's a good fan. It's powerful and moves a lot of air. It makes much more fan noise than the typical box fan, but that's because it's made entirely of metal and it spins very fast. My only complaint is the other type of noise it makes: irregular high-pitched whining and rattling that comes and goes. I can't use the lowest speed anymore due to a loud whine like a finger being run around the lip of a wine glass. The middle speed also produces noises, but not as bad -- yet. I sleep with the fan in my bedroom, blowing directly on me; the fan noise itself is loud but as white noise it is fine for sleeping. It's the other noises that make sleep problematic, and account for my 3-star rating.
UPDATE: It stopped working after about a year. Just won't turn on.