I have had really good luck with Hurricane fans [both current and previous models]. However, as Tamarindotradingco mentioned, failure of equipment [especially these types of fans from a small clip-on to a nice wall mounted fan] is just a fact of life. I have never found such a fan that didn’t. That PDF Vinny posted is the route to take if you want something that will last [I have fired them up for the first time in a decade covered in rust and with no issue and still pushing air like crazy].
Duct-socks are handy. Non oscillating larger fans can be placed just above the canopy with one set blowing North to South and another set on the other side of the room blowing South to North [the air will circulate hard and create wind through the room - so the fan doesn’t have to be direct]. I have had even better luck with the all metal hanging-fans [but not the little ones for some reason the bearings always go out].