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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 August 2019
I think I'm going to start my own fan building company because I just can't find one I am totally happy with, and this is no exception. I bough it because I am sick of the cheap plastic ones, but in reality they are better, they don't try to be anything other than what they are. this fan on the other hand tries to come across as a quality piece of kit, but fails. Don't get me wrong, its not a piece of junk, but it isn't well made, at least mine wasn't. One of the first things you have to do is to unscrew four screws from the motor housing so you can then fit the back half of the fan cage to the motor housing using the 4 screws. some screws came out easily, others did not, like they had been cross threaded or something, and it was the same when refitting them - inconsistent and not well engineered. Next thing is to fit the fan blade onto the onto the metal bolt which pokes out from the motor, this is accomplished by sliding the blade onto the bolt then screwing a chrome plated plastic nut on the end of the bolt to fix the blade in position. Again, poorly engineered, i got about 3 revolutions on the nut before it too felt like it was cross threading, not sure if the threads are poorly machined or what but to get the right amount of leverage to actually tighten the damn thing i had to exert a lot more pressure than I wanted to. the final step to put it together is to add the front half of the cage/guard. this fan is no different to the cheap chinese stuff, it has those little clips plug a tiny nut and bolt, and when it was all put together and i went to pic it up, it clunks about, its like the motor housing moves up and down on the vertical shaft.
Turning it on is ok, the switches don't feel too shoddy, but on the lowest setting it blows a gale and its super loud, I was hoping to sleep with it on, but there is no chance, and I have slept with fans on all my life, even in winter, because I like a bit of white noise, bu this is too much. why can't fan manufacturers spend a bit more time refining the speed and noise characteristics of their fans - surely its not rocket science - guess I will find out when i start my own fan company :)