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YOU MUST READ THIS REVIEW BEFORE BUYING THIS FAN
on June 23, 2012
If you ever owned a Patton fan that used to be made in the USA, you are not going to be happy with this fan. I own three older Patton fans (20 inch, 18 inch & 14 inch) which were all made in the 1980s - 1990s in the USA and they are of top quality. So when I decided to buy another 14 inch Patton fan to use in a bedroom I assumed this one would be the same. I was wrong. This new Patton fan which is now made in China is FAR from the quality that these fans used to have. The metal cage is thin and flimsy and the blades are of very poor quality and workmanship. The fan I received actually had a bent blade, but that is not why I returned it. This new Chinese model is just not good quality and therefore not a good value for the price.
I guess this is the way most companies have gone in the last few years. Closed down their American factories and shipped the work off to China. However, I will never understand why the quality has to be so poor. It's just a fan, not a rocket ship. You would think the Chinese model could be made just as good as the old American models with the same parts and technology. But obviously this company has decided to cut all the corners and pass off junk under a company name that used to mean quality.
I just purchased a used Patton fan on ebay for $56(not including shipping) and was glad to pay that price for something that I know will be far better quality. I don't see how this product has so many good reviews; the people obviously never owned anything of "industrial strength" quality before.