Ever since the advent of the job site, there have been trades-people trying to put a jobsite radio on them. With the way technologies rapid changes and grows, the way most people listen to music changes every couple of years. CD’s, cassette tapes and even in many ways the radio are no longer. The main way the modern trades-person listens to music is with an mp3 player. The innovators at our favorite power tool companies have done a great job to keep up with technology trends.
Though the list of features can seem endless, with subwoofers, battery chargers, satellite radios, and 1/4″ aux plug-ins we thought it would be a good idea to compare the features of some of the best jobsite radio’s out there so you, the consumer, has an idea of how they stack up against each other. No jobsite radio’s were harmed in the making of this article.
|DeWalt DC012||Bosch PB360D||Milwaukee 2590-20||Milwaukee 2790-20||Makita BMR100W|
|Voltage||18v Lithium Ion,Ni-Cad||14.4- 18V Lithium Ion||12V Lithium Ion||12V-28V Lithium Ion,Ni-Cad||9.6V – 24V Lithium Ion,Ni-Cad|
|Power Output||3- outlets||4- GFCI protected outlets||No||No||No|
|Battery Charging||Yes 60 Min Charge time||Yes 60 Min Charge time||No||No||No|
|Amount of Speakers||2 in front||4 all directions||2 in front||2 in front||2 on sides|
|Protected Aux Port||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Satilite Radio Ready||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Protective Roll Cage||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Thumb Drive player||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Waterproof iPod/MP3 player dockign station||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||14 lbs.||21 lbs.||3.5 lbs.||17.5 lbs.||10.1 lbs.|
|Dimensions||19″x8″x10″||14″x14″x14″||10.5” x 4” x 7”||19.5″ x 9.5″ x 11″||10.5″ x 6.5″ x 12″|
|Warrenty||3 years||1 Year||2 Years||2 Years||1 year|