The hot summer months will be here before you know it, and having a reliable fan on-site can make a world of a difference during those long workdays. But with tons of cordless fans on the market, which one do you choose!? We’ve narrowed down some of our favorite cordless jobsite fans to help make your decision a little easier.
What To Look For
Power Source Do you need a corded or cordless fan? This is totally dependent on your jobsite and what power source is most accessible to you. A battery powered fan with an AC adapter is great if the battery dies and you need a secondary power source, or if you just want to have multiple power options. Additionally, choosing a cordless fan that uses the same battery system as your cordless tools is a huge plus so you always have the right batteries on hand.
Power and Speed Control Some jobs may require a fan that has more speed control options so you don’t have too much airflow around you and you can control the battery life. Check the speed control on your fan before committing to one to ensure you can get the right amount of airflow needed.
Mounting Options Having different mounting options is huge for jobsites with complex layouts. A lot of fans have mounting capabilities to hang them from rafters, attach to beams, etc., just make sure the fan isn’t too heavy to be supported by whatever you are mounting it on.
Size of your Area Consider the size of your space so you choose a fan that has enough air flow to fill the whole area. Check the CFM on your fan before you purchase to make sure it is powerful enough to make an impact in your space.
Our Top Picks
Milwaukee M18 3-Speed Cordless Jobsite Fan 0886-20
The Milwaukee M18 Cordless Jobsite Fan is a fan favorite (get it?) if you need something durable for a rugged jobsite. This fan is compact and lightweight to carry around and can also withstand impact from being knocked over and moved around. You can power the 0886-20 with any Milwaukee M18 battery (a REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Battery will run it for up to 17 hours on low speed), or you can use it corded with the AC adapter. The 120° adjustable head and 4 keyhole hangers make positioning this fan super easy and it will circulate airflow over 40 feet.
DeWalt 11” Corded/Cordless Jobsite Fan DCE511B
The DeWalt 11″ Corded/Cordless Jobsite Fan has a ton of great features, but the battery life is what really separates this fan from the competition. The DCE511B can be used with any of DeWalt’s 20V MAX batteries to get up to 36 hours of run-time on the low setting. It also can be plugged into a wall for ultimate power and runtime, pushing 500 CFM at maximum speed. Mount it on a wall or tripod, use it freestanding, or hang it from a hook to get the best airflow for your workspace.
Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Fans
Makita’s 18V LXT Cordless Fans are available in 7-1/8″ and 9-1/4″ options, depending on the size that would be best for your workspace. These fans have a fairly low airflow, maxing out at 162 CFM, but they are uniquely designed with a reduced wind noise level for super quiet operation. They also automatically oscillate 45° left and right and can tilt 90° up and 45° down to easily redirect your airflow. When paired with the 18V LXT 6.0Ah battery you can get up to 21 hours on low speed with the compact 7-1/8″ model.
EGO POWER+ 18″ Misting Fan FN1800
If you’re looking for serious cooling power, the EGO POWER+ 18″ Misting Fan is the way to go. This fan is great for outdoor jobsites, sporting events, tailgates, beach days, patio hangouts, and more to keep you cool on even the hottest of hot days. This fan not only pumps out up to 5,000 CFM of airflow, but it also features two misting modes: intermittent mode for a lighter mist and better water management, or continuous mode for those super hot days. Delivering 2x the amount of airflow compared to a 20″ box fan and up to 60 hours of run-time, this fan is powerful and portable with a handle and wheels added for easy transport.
So, whether you need something quiet and compact, rugged, or super powerful, Ohio Power Tool has a ton of cordless personal and even industrial sized fan options to choose from! For more hot weather gear and equipment, be sure to check out our Safety page. If you have any questions about any of our jobsite fan recommendations mentioned above, give us a call at 800-242-4424, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a comment below for assistance. We’re always happy to help! To be the first to know about new products and deals, subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow us on social media!