Wind Spinners come in sizes from 19” to 32” and are often referred to as Kinetic Spinners. The number of blades will vary from 1 to 3. They are designed for normal backyard winds and should not be placed in an area that receives high winds as it may become damaged. Most will have ball bearings to make the spinning smooth and easier. The amount of wind or breeze and the size of the blades will determine how much movement there is. There are some basic maintenance things that should be done no matter the size or number of blades.
At least monthly, tighten strongly any nuts on the spinner. Nuts can loosen with the spinning motion that could lead to the blades being loose and possibly coming off. Also check the stand and tighten if needed. Make sure the ‘feet’ are firmly in the ground. Don’t leave it out if high winds are expected to avoid damage.
Most spinners have ball bearing units to make the blades spin easily. These units should be oiled at the beginning of the season and again at the end. Without proper lubrication the bearings will dry out and become rusty or meld together. Take the blades off to access the bearing unit and use general use oil or WD40 directly into the unit.
Your spinner should be brought in and cleaned up in the fall. Store the spinner in a dry space and put it back out in the spring and enjoy it all summer!