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Work Site Radio Reviews

When we evaluate jobsite radios and do work site radio reviews, we include both 12V and 18V models. Some hybrid models include both corded AC and battery operation modes. Most are cable of connecting to a smart phone via Bluetooth. Some radios, like the Milwaukee M18 charging radio and the Bosch PowerBox are full-sized and designed to cover large areas. Others, like the RYOBI compact radio, take the form of smaller, portable devices. Jobsite Radios and Work Site Radio Reviews Depending on what you do for a living, a jobsite radio makes a great addition to many locations. Many job sites have been productively blaring these radios during the framing or roofing process. These battery powered radios use standard 12V and 18V batteries. Consequently, many contractors and tradesmen find it easy to add them to their tool kit or throw one in the back of the work truck. Check out our portable jobsite radios roundup for a look at some of the better models.

Festool TopRock Systainer Bluetooth Speaker

A Storage System That Sings To a Different Tune Storage containers that hold a variety of tools and other equipment are often important when it comes to keeping the jobsite organized. What if your run-of-the-mill Systainer (short for System Container) could serve another purpose? We’ve seen it with the Milwaukee Packout radio, Makita interlocking cooler, […]

Best Jobsite Radios and Bluetooth Speakers

Best Jobsite Radios and Bluetooth Speakers Video Review

It’s pretty helpful to have a guy trained in sound engineering when we want to evaluate the best jobsite radios and Bluetooth speakers. Fortunately, we do and Clint led our team down a path of higher sound quality. Take the journey with us as he walks you through the top options currently on the market […]

best jobsite radio reviews

Best Jobsite Radio for 2022

While I love tools, I happen to have a background in recording engineering and have even been a sound editor on several feature films. Over the years, I’ve really come to develop an ear and a passion for good audio. It goes without saying that it didn’t take a lot for me to be interested […]

Bosch PB360C Power Box Jobsite Radio

Bosch PB360C Power Box Jobsite Radio Review

Somebody really had their head on straight when they designed the Bosch Power Box PB360C jobsite radio. This upgrade to the original Bosch PB10-CD PowerBox has tons of features and speakers that seem to fire from every direction at once. It takes into account the fact that not everyone is going to be working directly […]

MAkita XRM10 Charging Radio 11

Makita XRM10 18V LXT and 12V CXT Charging Radio

The Highly Anticipated Makita XRM10 18V LXT/12V CXT Charging Radio Is Now Available With options such as the Makita XRM11 Bluetooth speaker, team Teal has put out some impressive ways to rock the jobsite. However, the Makita XRM10 18V LXT and 12V CXT Charging Radio might be their most high-anticipated speaker yet. Makita XRM10 Charging […]

Ryobi Compact Bluetooth Speaker

Ryobi 18V Compact Bluetooth Speaker PAD02B

Ryobi Releases Most Compact Bluetooth Speaker to Date Coming to The Home Depot this December, the Ryobi 18V Compact Bluetooth Speaker (PAD02B) ties the company’s innovative sound technology to the industry’s most compact design. I mean, it’s barely larger than the battery that powers it! Ryobi PAD02B Key Features The Ryobi PAD02B Speaker runs on […]

Ryobi PAD01 18V Bluetooth Speaker

Ryobi PAD01 18V Bluetooth Speaker

Ryobi Bluetooth Speaker Features Smart Amplifier Technology Ryobi has updated the line of 18V Bluetooth Speakers with a model that seems like a great new value model. It features Smart Amplifier Technology and dual 3″ speakers that provide crisp, clear sound at any volume for what they define as “8.5x more clarity” than their last […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Makita XRM11 Bluetooth Speaker

Makita XRM11 Bluetooth Speaker Review

When Sound Quality Matters, the Makita XRM11 Bluetooth Speaker Delivers We’re used to a big difference in sound quality between small-form and large-form jobsite speakers and radios. Of course, the larger models are usually on the better side of that quality. The Makita XRM11 Bluetooth speaker is challenging that assumption and completely changed the way […]

DeWalt Bluetooth Jobsite Radio

DeWalt 12V/20V Max Bluetooth Jobsite Radio

Premium Sound in the Toughest Environments Kill the tedium of the workday with the DeWalt DCR028B Bluetooth Jobsite Radio. With its 12V/20V power source flexibility and near-bulletproof design, you can easily listen to your favorite radio stations, podcasts, or streaming services. We like the portability, flexibility, and features on this radio and think it works […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Milwaukee M12 Radio Charger

Milwaukee M12 Radio + Charger Review 2951-20

Milwaukee M12 Radio + Charger Gives the M12 Line its First Charging Bluetooth Radio Milwaukee has one of the deepest 12V battery platforms in the industry, and it just got even deeper with its first 12V radio that features battery charging. The Milwaukee M12 Radio + Charger takes a versatile approach to job site sound […]