Solid quiet and attractive blower,
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This review is from: Air King 3-Speed Pivoting Blower #9555 (Kitchen)The Air King is designed and sold as an industrial blower, based on another review I purchased it for home use with my exercise equipment.
This is a solid and well constructed machine, it moves a lot of air and does so without rattles or excessive air noise.
I typically use this on the lowest of the three speeds, from about 12 feet away you have a pleasant full body breeze while working out, also nice not to have to blast the TV as was necessary with the old box fan it has replaced. The two higher speeds really move the air, gets the blinds swinging, blows papers around and frightens the cat so use these settings with caution.
The only down side for home use is the power cord, it is 1/2" diameter, 10' long fairly stiff black cable, it connects with a cumbersome Ground fault (GFI) plug, I guess this might be required by CSA or OSHA for the units intended industrial applications. The fan itself doesn't draw much power so the heavy cable is there to support the utility power receptacles on the control side of the blower. From an electrical standpoint this is definitely the safest of all my appliances, the GFI and the power outlets are of no use to me but shouldn't deter one from buying this.
Air King pictures I have seen are in black and white, the actual color is light and dark gray with a dull silver handle on top, similar blowers I looked at were bright yellow or safety orange with obnoxious branding graffiti. The Air King's subdued colors and attractive modern design looks great in my home gym and it really blows.