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Old 04-02-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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Looking for opinions on the best quality work site radio.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:11 PM   #2
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The one thats turned off.

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The one thats turned off.
Nah. It's the one that stays home.
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The Bosch is a pretty nice Ghetto blaster, couple it with an Ipod and you're funky fresh
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It is not the Dewalt for sound quality...however it is durable and charges batteries so I can't complain too much. If you don't have Dewalt batteries to charge, the Bosch sounds good.
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Millwaukee is by far the loudest and best sounding. I tried all three.
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My vote is for the bosch. It will run 8 hrs or so on the battery.
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Millwaukee is by far the loudest and best sounding. I tried all three.
But does not charge the batteries.

The newer Dewalts are ok...I don't have one anymore, because, contrary to popular belief and the cute "cage" surrounding the radio, they will break into small pieces when kicked off of a 20 foot elevation to the ground. Several months ago, I warned my guys about the radio when I was placing material on the roof....they didn't listen, and after that day, they had nothing to listen to.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:53 PM   #9
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Wow, you guys get grouchy about radio's huh?

I like my Bosch, the reception sucks. I think the Makita's sound really nice.
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i'm on my 3rd dewalt over 5 years... dewalt cause it runs off ond charges my battery's.... 3'rd cause they don't put up with abuse for too long before falling completely apart... cord wraps on bottom, handle/bump guard.... my old ones have more screws in them then a piece of sheetrock!!!
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I would like to get one of the radios from the power tool folk, but I don't do much new construction. Imagine "Highway to Hell" blasting on an interior repaint...

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But does not charge the batteries.

The newer Dewalts are ok...I don't have one anymore, because, contrary to popular belief and the cute "cage" surrounding the radio, they will break into small pieces when kicked off of a 20 foot elevation to the ground. Several months ago, I warned my guys about the radio when I was placing material on the roof....they didn't listen, and after that day, they had nothing to listen to.
Why do we need a radio to charge batteries ? Why dont we just use the battery chargers ? I dont get it. Radio for music, chargers for batteries.
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I must be getting old I like AM radio (down low) during the day..news is like a clock, and Rush makes me laugh.

The dewalt I killed never did get any AM reception (FM sucked too).
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I think clock radios get better reception than most of these jobsite radios.

The Makita radio seems to be the best for reception so far.
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Why do we need a radio to charge batteries ? Why dont we just use the battery chargers ? I dont get it. Radio for music, chargers for batteries.
Not a big issue to me today, but when you have a roof going down (steel) and cordless drills in high use, battery demand is pretty high. The charger function is handy......that said, the reception on the Milwaukee is better.
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Not a big issue to me today, but when you have a roof going down (steel) and cordless drills in high use, battery demand is pretty high. The charger function is handy......that said, the reception on the Milwaukee is better.
Yeah that makes sense. Guess I have'nt had the demand for batteries.
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I have a dual port charger....and it replaced one that only works on one side now....have a dozen single chargers that quit over the years....and a few we still use. I tried the 15 minute charger and found it shortened battery life a bunch. And then, in hot weather, or extremely cold weather, you have problems with trying to get a battery to charge....either cooling them down, warming them up, or waiting.....yep...lots of batteries equals lots of chargers, and if you are out in the sun, on a roof, the Dewalt radio at least shaded the battery.....helps keep it from a "hot" condition.
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Best jobsite radio is a beat up $2 garage sale boom box. Mine, actually, I found on the curb on garbage day.
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I've got the Bosch set up in a high out of the way spot out in my garage so I can listen to the ball games while I'm out there working. It's got the remote that I hang on the wall so I don't need easy access to the radio and I get great AM reception. It sounds great and I never had an issue with it.

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