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May 9, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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.

Review8.0(out of 10)
DeWalt TStak Radio charger

DeWalt TSTAK Bluetooth Radio+Charger Review

DeWalt TSTAK Bluetooth Radio+Charger Stacks Up Nicely The DeWalt TSTAK Bluetooth Radio+Charger (DWST17510) packs an almost identical speaker package as the DeWalt ToughSystem Bluetooth radio with an updated interface and even app controls. With the promise of premium sound in a market that’s pushing the concept of sound quality higher, I set out to see […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Makita XRM09B Cordless Bluetooth Job Site Radio: 18V, 12V, or AC Power

Makita XRM09B Cordless Bluetooth Job Site Radio: 18V, 12V, or AC Power

Makita XRM09B Job Site Radio Knows its Limits and Rain Isn’t One of Them The Makita XRM09B is the latest radio from our friends in teal, boasting rich, full stereo sound and an impressive feature set. With the recent improvements in sound quality coming from several brands, I want to know if Makita belongs in […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Midland BizTalk MB400 Radio – Heavy-Duty Build, Twice the Power!

Midland BizTalk MB400 Steps Up in Build and Power With the move from medium-duty business class to heavy-duty business class 2-way radios, the Midland BizTalk MB400 has significant upgrades from the original BizTalk BR200. We’ll move through those and see if it fits the bill for your next radio upgrade or replacement. Pros Twice the […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Midland X-Talker T290VP4

Midland X-Talker T290VP4 2-Way Radio Review

Midland X-Talker T290VP4 2-Way Radio Extends Range to 40 Miles I’ve been using Midland 2-way radios for years now and the X-Talker line is what I turn to most often. The Midland X-Talker T290VP4 2-Way Radio moves the line forward with a longer range and a retail price that’s less than $90 for a set. […]

DeWalt Bluetooth Speaker

DeWalt 12V/20V Max Bluetooth Speaker DCR010

DeWalt set the standard in job site radio sound quality with their ToughSystem Music+ Charger a couple of years ago. The new DeWalt 12V/20V Max Bluetooth Speaker looks to build on that legacy with a more compact package and a wider array of power options. The DeWalt 12V/20V Max Bluetooth Speaker has a fairly compact size […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Ridgid Radio Review: Gen5x Bluetooth Charging R84085

Ridgid Radio Review: Gen5x Bluetooth Charging R84085

If you’re one of the many people out there asking for your Ridgid radio to add a charging function, you have been heard! The big deal about the new Ridgid charging radio is that it will charge any Ridgid 18V batteries. Of course, there’s much more to it than that, so let’s take a tour. […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Klein Tools Wireless Jobsite Speaker

Klein Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

We all love our tools but what about our tunes, man? Sometimes it’s the music that helps get you through a tough day at work. Or what if you missed the latest episode of PTR Live? You could get up to speed on all the latest tool news while you work. It’s likely that your […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Hilti Charging Radio RC 4/36 120V

Hilti Charging Radio RC 4/36 120V Review

Back at World of Concrete, we got our first look at the new Hilti Charging Radio. It boasts a pretty impressive set of features, but where does it fit? Every manufacturer has their own radio. Some go for sound quality, others for durability. Some go for the home run. No matter what the intent is, […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Top 5 Best Ryobi Gifts for Christmas

RYOBI Score Wireless Speakers Review

Those who know me remember that in my “former life” I reviewed home theater equipment. That included everything from $25,000 speakers and $1,000 headphones to the latest craze: wireless speakers. Ryobi Score Wireless Speakers include the Ryobi P760 and P761 and present an interesting take on wireless Bluetooth speakers by using a technology called SKAA. […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Festool SYSRock Jobsite Radio

Festool SYSRock Jobsite Radio Review

The jobsite entertainment sector is a crowded one with options from nearly every major manufacturer. Jobsite radios and speakers can generally fall into the category of full size and compact. The Festool SYSRock is a compact model. This end of the sector typically has great portability but trades off sound quality since there’s no room […]