This is a ligtht-weight, quiet oscillating pedestal fan. It has a reasonable spread for oscillating, which is a plus, but the force is a bit lacking when set on high. On that, it is a bit weak. It is more gentle than powerful. It's probably best for home or office use; whereas, I'm using it in a horse barn, along with other larger fans. It does it's part in moving the air, especially during the night, when quietness is desired for rest. It is well built, especially for being primarily built from plastic. It is well-worth the price no matter where you buy one.