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Old 02-14-2009, 01:38 PM   #21
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First tool on site, last back on the truck. Nothing like seeing 5-6 guys doing the Full Monty dance to Donna Summer....that and I have over 15 days of Live Grateful Dead shows on my iPod.. I always have something to listen to on.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:56 PM   #22
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Why is the OP dissing the iPod?

Especially when instead of hearing the same old tired 200 songs on classic rock radio (including commercials), you can hear 4500 songs like I do on my iPod?

Technology is great and no one including contractors should be intimidated by the unknown.

Dewalt Radio > Auxiliary Cord > iPod = simple as pie.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:00 PM   #23
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First tool on site, last back on the truck. Nothing like seeing 5-6 guys doing the Full Monty dance to Donna Summer....that and I have over 15 days of Live Grateful Dead shows on my iPod.. I always have something to listen to on.

I have so much live KISS stuff that I would need another hard drive to upload it all (somewhere around 425 shows). Of course if you are a bootleg collector like I am (and obviously you are), then you know that not all recordings were meant to be listened to more than once.
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much like the OP, mine is an old clock radio, covered with paint and mud
I work alone much of the time, so it helps drown out the voices in my head!
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I have only four rules on a radio.
  1. If it causes strife among workers, it's gone.
  2. I don't want to be able to hear it outside the house.
  3. No one offends my homeowners... including the trash mouthed rapper (or whoever) on the radio.
  4. It goes off (not just turned down) when the homeowner arrives, when the inspector arrives, or when I get tired of it.
About the only thing I'm harder on is smoking at a house that is at, or beyond, hanging stage.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:18 PM   #26
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I have only four rules on a radio.
  1. If it causes strife among workers, it's gone.
  2. I don't want to be able to hear it outside the house.
  3. No one offends my homeowners... including the trash mouthed rapper (or whoever) on the radio.
  4. It goes off (not just turned down) when the homeowner arrives, when the inspector arrives, or when I get tired of it.
About the only thing I'm harder on is smoking in a house that is at, or beyond, hanging stage.
In Florida you are not allowed to legally smoke on any indoor jobsite, this includes construction sites, I do not allow any smoking on the property at all.
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:04 PM   #27
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Why is the OP dissing the iPod?

Especially when instead of hearing the same old tired 200 songs on classic rock radio (including commercials), you can hear 4500 songs like I do on my iPod?

Technology is great and no one including contractors should be intimidated by the unknown.

Dewalt Radio > Auxiliary Cord > iPod = simple as pie.
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My work radio.
Yes a "radio" not an iPod or a new fangled cell phone with the ability to play mp3's.
Nope, it is my work radio.

Easy there Pamela, I don't see the "diss".

You know what? You admitted to having 425 live KISS shows...

See post #7.
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Our one and only rock station here would have you begging for an ipod.

Blondie singing The Tide Is High is not rock, classic or otherwise.
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Easy there Pamela, I don't see the "diss".
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LMAO...I had to go back and see just who "Pamela" is
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Sirius portable radio. No commercials and many stations to choose ( country, 60's, 70's. 80's, 90's , Classic Rock, Classical, Heavy Metal and much more)
The best there is.
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i have been working by my self alot lately so i have started using my ear buds and my xm inno. i can listen to xm if there is signal inside, so switch it to mp3 mode and have music for days. i had a mishap with my earbuds the otherday, the mitersaw sucked the cord in and runied it. those were the best sounding ones i have heard yet.
it keeps the voices in my head from overwhelming me.
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milwaukee with xm in the back pack, O&A then Ron & Fez followed by the boneyard.
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The only time I needed a radio playing was when I was having some overwhelming personal problems in my off time. The radio help to drown them out when I was at work...either way tho, my work suffered. But before that, and currently I work solo and don't bother with a radio at all. My mind is on the work, It is always running about the work I am doing, and it is always looking to improve what I am doing, be is precision or speed. I like it that way, sometimes the radio is just as bad as someone jabbering in your ear while you are taking measurments and trying to get several peices cut...."bla bla bla" as the cheeto's commercial goes...
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Before I had a crew and worked by myself a radio was extremely important.
As said before the most important tool on the job.
I could not imagine tiling a bathroom or painting an apartment left alone with my own thoughts for 10 hours a day every day.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:04 PM   #35
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On my job site i bought the boys a milwaukee radio its great has great sound and bass cranks like a mother... problem is when framing ive noticed the cut man cant hear the layout man and vice versa. that and guys arguing over which station is gonna get played next is what pees me off. especially when the GC comes in and wants to go over the print, any more he just comes in on the site and immediately turns the volume down to dull roar. Now when im trimming out a house myself and usually im there till 9 at night i like the radio so i dont have to talk to myself..
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Milwaukee user here after 2 Dewalts. Dewalt anything won't happen again for me. It's all garbage. Been there done that.

Milwaukee radio is great. Even customers comment on it "having a nice tone" etc.

I am tired of all the same songs over and over and would rather keep up on current events so I listen to different talk radio stations.

I think the 2 party system is a fraud so I listen to the lies and deception from both angles and for me it's like listening to criminal,... er comedy central.

There are a few shows that call it like it is and are bi-partisan but very few and labeled as "fringe" lol.
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xm coffee house or the loftskyfi boombox packed into an old dewalt 6pak case
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The only time I needed a radio playing was when I was having some overwhelming personal problems in my off time. The radio help to drown them out when I was at work...either way tho, my work suffered. But before that, and currently I work solo and don't bother with a radio at all. My mind is on the work, It is always running about the work I am doing, and it is always looking to improve what I am doing, be is precision or speed. I like it that way, sometimes the radio is just as bad as someone jabbering in your ear while you are taking measurments and trying to get several peices cut...."bla bla bla" as the cheeto's commercial goes...
i find it actually helps me focus on the work as it keeps me from thinking about too much. it helps me focus on the work in front of me. if its quite i tend to think about the next room, the next job, what time i have to go to get to the lumber yard, ect. then i start forgetting measurements right after i take them.
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I play it loud enough to be clearly heard over all other noise.....all the way from my truck.

XM..008 - 017 - 041 - 044 - 045 - 049 - 077 - 080 - 081 - 121 - 165 - 166 - 167 - 168 - 220 - 244 - 247

or iPod

It goes off only for the HO or inspector.
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