Powered by all Milwaukee 12-Volt-28Volt batteries including M series, V series and NiCad; the Jobsite Radio delivers the highest reception accuracy and signal clarity in its class with an exclusive AM/FM tuner and digital processor. In addition, the Job Site Radio features premium speakers that produce a rich, full sound and a built in weather sealed MP3 compartment to protect MP3 players and other audio devices. Backed by legendary Milwaukee durability, a shock absorbing ABS polymer and steel construction protects internal components from weather and abusive job site conditions.
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77%of customersrecommend this product68 of 88reviews
Rating Breakdown99 reviews
77%of customersrecommend this product68 of 88reviews
After carefully considering the other jobsite radios, I decided to go with the Milwaukee because the price was right and it has a USB plug. I can't be happier. This radio sounds like a home stereo system, the deep bass and crystal clear treble makes this unit sound like an expensive system. Athough it lacks the spare AC outlets, so what? I'm not going to use those anyway, they're more of a bragging option than anything else. One thing I'd like to point out is the new unit does not have a 12v plug on the back. Instead you get a USB plug inside the large water-tight compartment. Just wanted to point that out, in case you're looking for a 12v plug.
I purchased this radio as a replacment to a competitors branded radio. This Milwaukee radio is absolutely worth every penny! The volume is loud and has depth and remains clear at even a higher volume. Love the sealed port for mp3 and battery compartment. If youre on the fence for a job radio go with this puppy. You wont be disappointed.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Strong, Light Weight, Long-Lasting
I have the Milwaukee M18 set, so it was only natural I received this as a Father's Day gift last year. I wasn't expecting a lot from it sound wise considering it is what it is (a job-site radio). However, I was blown away when I got to first enjoy it that evening with the family at a nearby drive-in theater. During Madagascar 3 I was certain the low end I was hearing was coming from a neighboring vehicle with a sound system, but I was extremely surprised when I muted it and no longer heard the bass. I can honestly say I have never heard a portable, non-jobsite radio sound this good. Listening to music on this bad boy during jobs is a real pleasure as everything sound wise is fairly accurate, from lows to highs. Everyone else is as blown away by it as I was when I first enjoyed it. Aside from looks it is hard to believe it is a jobsite radio. Plus, Milwaukee built this radio like a tank and has durable aluminum handles on all sides, makes lugging it around not too shabby. The locking waterproof/dust-proof battery and auxiliary compartment has come in handy when using it with my android phone many times, especially when sanding drywall or during an unexpected rain storm when working outdoors.
Cons: It doesn't charge my battery packs, but it doesn't claim to and at its price-point I don't expect it to. The antenna can be a bit weak for distant radio stations, but if using with MP3 player or other-device no big whoop. My only real issue is that the USB charging capability is weak at 500mA max output (same as a computer). Meaning if your using your phone to play streaming music (Pandora, iHeartradio, etc.), it's just enough to keep your device alive but that's about it.
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't give this bad dude up for another brand at all. Although I would upgrade to another Milwaukee if they incorporated a battery charging capability and updated the USB charging option to 1mA or higher. Otherwise, it's near perfect. If your considering making the purchase, I wouldn't hesitate for a second on buying it if I had to. Hands down the best Father's Day gift that I have ever received.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate, Strong, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, sound repoduction is amazing
I had read the reviews here and was encouraged to hear several good comments about the sound quality. I was not disappointed as it really does have good, deep sound with a nice punch.
Love having the digital radio tuner and presets.
I was surprised at the weight of the radio. I expected it to be lightweight but it has a decent heft to it. Not too heavy to carry around but instead makes the radio feel like it's built sturdy. I'm wondering if the weight comes from good drivers for the speakers which results in the sound quality or if it's a bit of weight added intentionally so the radio isn't too easy to knock around.
Radio is very loud with clear sound. The ipod input is easy to use. I hsvr only used it plugged into an outlet so I can't speak to the battery life. One thing I had not thought about until i got it was that it needs a separate battery installed to hold the station pre-sets. All in all a great radio for a shop environment.
I pulled the almost new 6 1/2 skill saw from the trash because the previous owner did not want to pay the cost to replace the V-28 batteries. I contacted milwaukee service and was told if you don't use the battery at least once a week they go bad. I bought an M-28 battery so I could try out the saw and am impressed with it's power. I think it is the best skillsaw I've owned so far. Now I have this expensive battery that will not be used weekly all winter long and this is why I bought the radio. So far the radio has been on for 16 hours and the radio battery indicator has not gone down. This has better FM reception than my Sony receiver with a powered antenna. Sounds good just like everyone is writing. I intend to use the radio to excersize the battery when it's not being used on tools. Now I'm worried that the battery will last to long in this radio. I did not need another radio but the more I listen to this one the more I'm liking it. I only gave it 3 stars because I don't know how durable it is. Is it quality?, Will it last 5 years?.
Bought this radio for landscape and construction work. This radio rides in the truck/bed of the truck every day. The sound quality easilly beats the dewalt and bosch radio. A nice bit of information, we work 10 to 12 hour days, and the radio will last all day on the 18V lithium ion battery, much longer than I expected. The ipod/mp3 compatablity is great, this radio will work with anything that has a normal headphone jack, so any mp3 player, and many phones. the radio is plenty loud and the bass and trebble are both very clear. a great product, would recommend!
I have had this radio for three days. Purchased this radio to keep my new M-28 battery excercised during the winter months. Battery lasts about 24 hours at medium volume. The radio will never be on a jobsite so if it lasts longer than 5 years I will upgrade to 3 stars, 10 years, 5 stars. The radio sounds excellent and gets better reception than my Sony home receiver with a powered antenna. Quality unknown at this time.
Pros: battery excercise
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Review 13 for Heavy Duty Job-Site Radio
Nice when iot works
PostedJuly 13, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Radio has a habit of shutting it's self off when it feels like it.Found a service bulletin on Milwaukee site that says to unplug it and pull the AA batteries out of it to reset the processor . A real pain.
Bought this radio the other day and WOW !!! Very impressed with the sound quality. The 40 Watt amplified speakers are LOUD. I have only turned it up 1/2 way and that is too loud for my 20 x 30 family room. If you want BASS this thing has got it ! The reception is also excellent, as I am able to pick up a few stations my other radio can barely touch. If you have various milwaukee batteries ( ANY size !) they will power the unit. MP3 hook up included in the weatherproof upper compartment. I also keep my 12V cell phone charger (cigarette lighter style) in the compartment as this thing has a 12v output to charge it.. Overall excellent radio , extremely durable . Great for the worksite .
Researched tools and job site radios. Decided to go with Milwaukee tools and job site radio. Did not like the fact that the radio did not charge the battery, but minor issue. The radio sounded good and the Ipod attachment was very useful. However, the warranty for the radio is only a year unlike five years for the tools. There is a reason for this, two years after buying the radio it no longer works. I am disappointed that Milwaukee does not stand behind (warranty) the job site radio product for five years.
This really is a great radio, it works off of so many differnt batteries, it has a place to hook your mp3 player up to it to charge it and listen to it at the same time. It lets you plug it in too if you are near an outlet so not to use the battery. The radio picks up many stations very clearly, it had good speakers, very loud. Seems to have very good battery life.
Pros: Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Strong, Good Size & Weight
After pondering the idea of purchasing a new radio, I decided to give this millwaukee radio a try. I was very impressed with the sound quality. The over all look the radio and its durability is wonderful. I recommend this product.