Updated March 31, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 7 Best Cordless Jobsite Fans

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in February of 2017. You can't rely on standard fans to keep a job site dry or cool, as they're not built to handle the daily rough and tumble. Plus, many work areas aren't equipped with functioning power outlets, which means you either need to run an extension cable, which becomes a trip hazard, or need a battery-powered model, which is what you'll find here — tough, cordless devices that can stand up to anything. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best cordless jobsite fan on Amazon.

7. Makita BCF201Z

6. Ridgid GEN5X

5. Geek Aire CF

4. Makita CF100DZ

3. Milwaukee M18 0886-20

2. Ryobi P3320

1. DeWalt DCE511B

Editor's Notes

March 28, 2019:

Keeping cool on a jobsite can be a challenging if you don't have one of these cordless fans. We've included models to fit a variety of budgets to ensure there is one for everyone. If you already have cordless tools from a specific company, it is usually a no-brainer to get a matching fan that uses the same battery. So, if you have 20-volt max DeWalt tools, you'll want to get the DeWalt DCE511B. If you have Milwaukee's 18-volt tools, you'll want to get the Milwaukee M18 0886-20. The same goes for the Ryobi, Makita, and Rigid options. If you aren't trying to match any specific tools, then your decision will be based on the merits of each particular fan. The DeWalt DCE511B, Milwaukee M18 0886-20, Geek Aire CF get the longest run times, so if you need something to last a full work day, these are smart options. As an added bonus, the Geek Aire CF is water resistant, making it the ideal choice for outdoor settings. The Ryobi P3320, Makita CF100DZ, and Ridgid GEN5X are affordably priced and should be considered by anybody on a tight budget. Whichever model you do choose, you can rest easy these can all handle the inevitable bumps and bruises of a busy jobsite.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on March 31, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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