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 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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82%of customersrecommend this product121 of 147reviews
Rating Breakdown159 reviews
82%of customersrecommend this product121 of 147reviews
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.
Absolutely love this radio. The durable construction and versatility make it perfect for whatever the situation. You can plug it in the wall or run it off of a Milwaukee battery. I like how the top compartment has a seal around it so a phone/MP3 player can be put in there and you don't have to worry about light moisture or dust getting to it. The USB port inside the top is nice for charging a phone or MP3 player, but you can only play music through the aux cord that's included. Speakers put out great sound and radio reception is pretty good.
The only thing that could be nicer about this product is that is does not charge Milwaukee batteries when it is plugged in the wall.
My Milwaukee job site radio has been a great investment so far. I bring the radio with me everywhere. It is great to have around whether I am working or partying! It is really loud and produces a high quality sound. It is really convenient that the radio uses the same batteries as my Milwaukee drill/driver set. The only thing that disappoints me about the radio is I wish the USB port would work when the radio was being powered by the batteries. Other than that I love this radio.
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!
The product was great..heavy duty for sure..i dont know much about it, it was a present for my boyfriend.. he loved it and was telling me all the things that were great about it.. 《in one ear and out the other. Ha》 so I guess it's pretty great..he's a master auto technician..and into construction. .so he knows about these things..and also, ordering with Home Depot I'm not one for doing purchases on line..but this was easy..they sent me an email letting me know it was there at the store..when I went to pick it up..it was right there..signed a paper and rolled..sweet!
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
Purchased this radio last weekend, so far I am impressed. The radio has good sound quality with little distortion when it's to the max. At first my intention was to plug it into my garage outlet but gave the battery a shot to test it out, I am using the smallest 18v 1.5 amp battery that milwaukee offers and through out the whole week for a few hours at night the battery is still at 4 bars battery strength. The only niche I have with it is that the seek buttons you have to really press hard and it tends to skip the digits you are after by doing so. Over all I would defiantly recommend this to someone
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
Great Radio – Quality Sound! I bought this thang for working in my back yard. I needed it to plug in my Samsung Note 4 and listen to all my wonderful playlists – mostly Classic Rock (60s and 70s) music. This radio plays and sounds great! With the volume turned all the way up - Standing 80ft away the music can be heard clearly, standing 40ft away, the music can be felt and heard perfectly. Standing directly in front of the speakers, the music is way too loud to comfortably listen to. For those of you that have a Samsung Cell Phone, remember that the phone initially limits the volume because the phone thinks you’re using headphones – once you hit “OK” to clear the phone’s warning, then you can increase the phone’s volume to max, once you do that, then this radio really pumps-out the sound! This radio also has great reception in both AM and FM modes; absolutely no static. On my radio, the 12V cigarette lighter plug was removed, but they did put-in a USB port inside the battery compartment. It charges the cell phone just fine as long as you plug the radio into an AC outlet.
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 .