*What I like:
- Nice looks; Good value; Good performance; Solidly built;
*What I don't like:
- Oscillating could be smoother, especially when head it tilted up; The knob that holds the head in position should be heavier duty;
I assume that the knob that hold the head in position will break eventually. I will then replace the knob with a better one from the local hardware store. Remember that 'whisper quiet' refers to the electric motor. This fan does make noise, but it is air movement noise. More air moved = more noise.
I searched for a long time to find a well made, all-metal fan. There is simply too much plastic junk out there! I am happy to say this fan meets my quality standard. It isn't 100% plastic-free, but it is close (just a few knobs and fasteners). I use this in the bedroom and normally only need to run it on the low setting. It is more powerful and consequently louder than other fans I have used. It does sound like an propellor airplane, but that is quite ok for sleeping (it's white noise). Construction is very good but I can see potential for the plastic knobs that brace the upright pole to wear and slip. The base is very stable, it has what appears to be a cement-filled plastic disc incorporated into it. It does feel a little shaky when moving it (the top (motor) is heavy relative to the pole and attachment point and I suspect that if you moved it often you would be more likely to see some of those plastic parts strained). I wouldn't reccomend moving it often.
Overall this is the best pedestal fan I have found and am very happy to have purchased it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
This is a quality built fan. We use it every night (need sound to sleep). It is a little noisy, but moving a lot of air does that. Bought a 2nd for sister who uses on porch and loves it too.
After it had shipped I found it cheaper on another site. I contacted OS and they said, "we do not match prices" and I said "ok, I want to return it" whereupon os matched the price. Not quite the way I wanted that to happen. Always been very happy with os service and rep was ice about it, but just match prices and be done with it...
Assembled and parts looked used? Turned on and made a very loud speaking sound that didn't go away. Fan blade stopped after 10 minutes and would not spin when turned on?!?! Very cheap looking and our product looked like it was a returned item? Returned immediately and would not recommend this product. Also, I liked last review of it being a "loud" fan as what I looked forward too and it was not at all. Purchased another fan 2 weeks prior and similar issues....struck out twice!!
I had a similar-looking fan that I owned for 10 years before it was accidentally damaged. I searched for a replacement that would look nice and stylish and was excited to find this one, though it was three times the price of the one it was replacing - okay so it was 10 years later, but still. The fan is much louder than the one it replaced and actually seems to move less air. I've also had repeated problems with rattling and squeaking sounds coming from the fan, that I've had to fix by tightening or oiling. Now, I turn the fan on, and nothing. It's been 14 months since I purchased this fan and it's completely non-functional. Completely dissatisfied for the price.
Bought this fan for my bedroom expecting it to have a low fan setting to fall asleep to. It has 3 settings but the lowest is loud and stronger than I would expect for a low setting. Overall it's a nice looking fan.
Be exacting when you assemble, or it will end up more noisy and vibrate ! I was very careful (and I am NOT handy) and it has no problem in that regard. Does require reading those directions well...
Not quite "old school" quality, but pretty darn close!
Got us non-stop through a nasty heat wave, and still going strong.Very attractive compared to most house fans. Hubby didn't want to get one, but admits now he loves it, for form and function.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Just exactly
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good. Weighty base. $ is in the "right" parts of it!
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very, although I thought it was going to be taller, but it is probably better at this(about 4' ?)
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