A Feature Guide to the Jobsite Radio

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
Product Code DEW-DC012 BOB-PB360DC MILW-259020 MILW-279020 MAK-BMR100
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
Digital Display Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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
Subwoofer No Yes No No No
AC Power Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Protected Aux Port Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Satilite Radio Ready No Yes No No No
USB Charger No Yes No Yes No
Protective Roll Cage Yes Yes No No No
Bottle Opener No No No Yes 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″
Digital Clock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warrenty 3 years 1 Year 2 Years 2 Years 1 year