For some months now I’ve been using a Lasko 20″ garage fan, model 2264QM. Here are my thoughts.
If you are in search of the best fan for a garage then make sure to read our full article. Spoiler Warning: this Lasko 2264QM is on the list.
The Lasko 2264QM is a 20-inch garage fan that sells for about $80. It’s the same fan as the Lasko 2265QM, which has a silver grate instead of black. the 2265QM sometimes goes on sale for under $80, but they are generally priced the same.
Why Buy A Garage Fan?
Just to start things off, I’m a big fan of having a fan in the garage. This is for two reasons:
- My garage gets quite warm in the summer, even with the door open
- A fan creates air movement in the garage, pushing out dust
- The airflow keeps mosquitos and other insects away from me
For these two very simply reasons I’ve always had a fan in my garage. I’m sad to say that this fan was always a sub-$10 Honeywell, just a tiny little plastic thing that I wasn’t afraid of breaking or clogging with dust.
This little fan wasn’t cutting it with the summer of 2021 and some extra saw dust in my garage shop, so I upgraded the fan.
Lasko 2264QM Pros
The Lasko fan has a lot to like about it.
- Affordable, sub-$100 price tag, with sales taking it as low as $60 sometimes
- Wall-mountable or floor stand
- Tiltable up to 90 degrees (facing straight up)
- Sufficient power for a single car garage, almost enough for a 2-car garage
- Can be operated with gloves on
- Easily to clean
- Trouble-free in a dusty garage
- All-metal build
Lasko 2264QM Cons
The fan does have some downsides. The include:
- 6-foot long cord will be too short for mounting high up on many walls
- The fan tilts but it does not swivel (so no side-to-side action)
- Three power settings are fine, but many Vornado fans have moved to a potentiometer which has unlimited increments between off and max
- The metal stand doesn’t have feet so it can wobble when on the ground
- Has good power, but not a tremendous amount.
I’ve been using this fan for some months now, often running it for hours at a time while I build a cabinet, clean the shop, or do some painting work. I’ve found it to be sufficiently quiet, to have a reasonable amount of airflow, and to be quite reliable, even with all the dust and sawdust in my garage shop.
If you need a budget garage fan and you want something wall-mountable, I’d recommend this Lasko garage fan.