For those whoe don’t have $400 bucks to drop on an evaporative cooler — or live outslide of Arizona — an old school oscillating fan is the way to go to bring some cool into the shop on the cheap.
The trick, though, is to not get sucked in by all the hype and extra features. Just go to any big-box retailer and start looking for the cheapest, plastic, craptacular fan you can find. Don’t pay more than about $30 for one, and if you can find one for less than $20, you’re in the zone.
And if you get tempted to buy that $60 fan, just buy three of these instead. Trust us — it’s a better deal.