What's the Best Worksite Radio?

Last week, with Big John on holiday, there was a distinct lack of music around the Toolstop office. So, Neil went into the warehouse and grabbed the Dewalt DC011 Worksite Radio to find out how good quality the music was.

The radio is actually quite a heavy duty beast. The speakers are huge and it gives off a great sound from the FM channels. You can also connect a CD player and the sound from this was even more impressive. The CD player can even be stored in the detachable weather proof holder attached to the radio.

Anyway, it got us thinking about the multitude of worksite radios on the market and which one was the best. It really depends on what you're looking for, some will work from power tool batteries, some will even charge the batteries. Some are more robust and weather proof than others. Some have CD players built in.

So, we want to hear your views. Whats the best radio and why? Here are a few options:

Bosch have two radios, the grandly named GML50 Professional Power Box 360 or the GML20 Professional Powerbox 360.

Makita has the BMR101 which is also available in white.

Dewalt's offering is the DC013

Hitachi have the UR18DSL

And what about the two radios available from Milwaukee, the C12JSR-0, and the C12-28DCR-0.

Add your comments below.....


Randy on Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:49:36 +0100 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

I have knocked my Dewalt off a roof where it dropped 10 foot onto concrete and never skipped a beat. Now have switched to Hitachi I am trying to find a Hitachi work site radio that will work in the U.S. with 110V

Toolstop on Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:39:30 +0000 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

Although we wouldn't recommend dropping your radio from a scaffold, it's a good testimonial

Stewart Inkster on Sat, 03 Nov 2012 21:54:52 +0000 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

bosch, hands down. iv tested it by dropping of the scaffolding, still works

Toolstop on Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:02:08 +0000 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

Great feedback, thanks Shef

Shef on Tue, 20 Mar 2012 01:59:14 +0000 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

The Makitas battery lasts longer in their radio than the De Walts do in thiers. 1 makita battery outlasted 2 batteries in the de Walt on our camping trip.

Sacnupwithu on Sun, 11 Mar 2012 19:30:27 +0000 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 1

Bosh has 4 speakers on the top corners witch sucks if you want to aim the sound. you also half to set any plug in device (ipod) on or around it. The Milwaukee has a plug under the lid so you can keep it safe but you cant charge the ipod it without leaving it open. Ryobi has a compartment just for an ipod plus a charger plug inside, but I half not heard the sound on it yet.

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