Hunter Stockbridge 70 Inch Ceiling Fan Review

Wow, a 70 inch ceiling fan! This is a ceiling fan with a huge blade span, to say the least. With Hunter’s patented & powerful whisperwind motor and large blade size, this fan is perfect for large indoor rooms.

Site visitors report the following advantages or pros as it relates to the Hunter Stockbridge 70″ Ceiling Fan:

Moves a lot of air. Fans with fan blades this large typically do move a lot of air. When fans are this large, they can often be referred to as industrial or commercial ceiling fans.

Stylish – The fan has a unique and appealing appearance.

Quiet fan – The fan does not make a lot of noise.

Hunter Stockbridge Ceiling Fan
The Hunter Stockbridge Ceiling Fan is a 70 inch fan. This means it can sure move a lot of air! Site visitors have advised this is a quiet fan too, which is nice. However, there’s a number of reports that the blade color as well as the globe color leaves something to be desired. What do you think – do you like the fan’s colors, or you’re not a fan? Pun intended.

Site visitors reported the following disadvantages or cons:

Some site visitors reported a slight wobble with the Stockbridge fan. Other users also reported that because of the wobble, they tried to balance the fan. Due to the blades being quite large, balancing the fan was not a pleasant experience.

There have been reports, of those who purchased this fan that they didn’t like the blade color or the globe color. While some don’t mind it, others would change the blade color and the globe color if they could.


What are the best Hunter Ceiling Fans?

Need to move large amounts of air

When looking to move large amounts of air, the longer the blade span is, the better. Any ceiling fan that is 52inch will generally move more air then a fan with a blade span of 42″.  Of course, there’s more to it then that though as well. You want to look at the CFM rating – this is a rating of how much air the fan actually moves. For rooms where you need really good air movement, try looking at fans that have a CFM rating of 7000 or more (at minimum).

Hunter Dempsey Low Profile Ceiling Fan
The Hunter Dempsey fan is one of the fans we list here, that we believe are one of the best Hunter ceiling fans available on the market. It’s a simple color and finish. The thing to understand about Hunter is the quality of the fan, as well as the parts that are used to build it are of a superior quality compared to some of the other “House brands” that Home Depot carries. Hunter is also not a Home Depot house brand.

Hunter Original is a good bet

The Hunter Original is aptly named; quite honestly it’s one of the highest grossing fan models ever made. The Hunter Original is just a name that a lot of fan enthusiasts would recognize. There are different variations available on the model, but as long as it’s an authentic Hunter fan, the technology and parts behind it is the same. It’s worth noting as well that the quality of fan that Hunter makes is generally better then some of the other brands that Home Depot sells. We aren’t trying to put down some of the other brands, but Hunter typically has better quality. It’s also not a house brand that’s owned by Home Depot. Parts seem to be more readily available.

Best Hunter Ceiling Fans that You Can Buy

  • Original
  • Melbourne, with LED Light etc.
  • Presto
  • Kennicott
  • Dempsey
  • Solaria
  • Park View

** Some of the above models are available in 42 inch models, some are available in models with a 52 inch blade span. Some of the above models may be available in both sizes, as well as other sizes.

How to Balance a Hunter Ceiling Fan

Hunter ceiling fans are known for their quality of construction, and reliability in the industry today. However, occasionally even the best ceiling fan may start showing wobbly blades. This means that you need to balance your fan. If the fan is left to rotate this way, it can cause damage to the fan. Plus it is also annoying. It’s important if you notice your fan starting to wobble, that you repair the issue. This will lead to better air efficiency and the fan will have a longer life span due to it.

1. Check the screws that attach the blades to the blade holders. Make sure the blades are tight in their mountings to prevent wobbling.

2. Check all the fan blades and wipe them all down with a damp rag. Removing dirt helps to balance the fan. Remove all the dust, dirt etc. and check if the fan still wobbles after.

3. Use a measuring tape to check the length from the tip of each fan blade, to the ceiling. All the blades should have the same measurement from the tip of the blade to the ceiling. If any are under or over the measurement from the others, then your blades might be bent slightly up or down at the blade holder. If the fan is still wobbling at this point, you will need to purchase a balancing kit.

4. Bring your fan balancing kit home and open it up. There should be a plastic clip-on weight and several metal weights which are stick-on. Find the middle point of the blade. Measure the blade, divide the span/length by 2. This is the middle. At the middle point, attach the clip-on weight. Turn the fan on. If the wobble gets worse, go to the next blade until the wobble stops. Once the wobble stops or becomes less you have found the blade that is unbalanced.

5. Use the clip-on weight to go up and down the unbalanced blade. When the wobble stops, you have found the source of the problem. Remove the plastic weight and attach a metal stick-on weight. The problem is resolved.Keep the weights somewhere safe in case another blade becomes unbalanced someday. Older fans have more chance of become unbalanced. If your blades are becoming unbalanced regularly, check your installation and ensure it is correct.

Keep the weights somewhere safe in case another blade becomes unbalanced someday. Older fans have more chance of become unbalanced. If your blades are becoming unbalanced regularly, check your installation and ensure it is correct.