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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80%of customersrecommend this product84 of 105reviews
Rating Breakdown116 reviews
80%of customersrecommend this product84 of 105reviews
The radio is loud and has good quality sound. The interior compartment door is weatherstripped and tight. The compartment holds the batteries and your MP3 player. There is a USB charging port for when your plugged in. It will keep your player/cell phone charged while listening. The problem I have with mine is the red color on some of the panels turned almost salmon or pink color from the sun. Clearly UV fading is an issue. This happened within a couple of weeks from purchase. Otherwise I would have given this item a 5 star rating...
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 usually don't review items, but this job-worksite radio sounds much better than the rest I've heard. I have always had expensive stereos, so I appreciate a full sound. Yes, this is just a small "boombox" type unit, but it has a really balanced sound and is worth every penny. I'm not comparing features... just basing my opinion on sound quality, which was what I was looking for.
The radio sounds great, sounds like a much bigger unit than it is, it is my favorite radio to even play at home. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is 1.) the battery level meter does not work 2.) does not charge the battery when it is plugged in 3.) no bluetooth
The radio was a gift from the wife for fathers day i reviewed all heavy duty radios and this one by far beat out all the other ones so far no problems and like every thing it has to offer and its water proof which i like was very impressed by the sound quality of the radio .good buy for the money
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate, Strong, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting
Great speakers for quality sound and volume, great for construction environment where there is a lot of other power tools, generators, & equipment making noises. The digital channel lock is great, especially when you are on the fringe of reception areas.
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
Cons: Limited Features
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Review 9 for Heavy Duty Job-Site Radio
from Strasburg , Va
Age Range:35 to 44
Tweeter Speakers Blow Out
PostedJune 18, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
I bought the first one and played it for about an hour and both tweeters quit working . Took it back and got another one it did the same thing . I've not seen any other reviews stating this I guess poeple dont know their blown out . Dont buy this radio if your going to play it loud the tweeters will blow !!!!!
I work in a machine shop and it can get a little noisy. I can crank this thing about halfway up and hear it a 100' across the shop, Not only can I hear it but the sound quality is amazing! We have a few other guys in the shop with a couple other brands of Jobsite radios and have compared them sense I bought this one and it has the best sound quality out of the 5 different ones we have. A few of my coworkers have went out and purchased this radio as well cause the price is right and the quality is the best. I would have given this product a 5 star rating if it would have has a remote. That was the only down side but I think I'll live.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, Strong, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting
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!
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 .
The radio appears heavy duty, although I have not put it to the test. The sound quality is better than expected, and the reception even at fringe stations is very good. My ONLY disappointment is that it does not act as a battery charger when it is plugged in. This is strictly my fault since I did not read the box well enough before buying.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Strong, good sound quality
Cons: no charging function, costly for a radio
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Review 19 for Heavy Duty Job-Site Radio
Great product, haven't turned it off since I got it.
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.