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June 13, 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.

Review9.1(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 M12 Wireless Jobsite Speaker

Milwaukee M18/M12 Wireless Jobsite Speaker Review

I admit that I often work in silence on my “indoor jobsite” – in front of the keyboard – since I assume the words come more easily that way after the testing is complete. But I think I’m in the minority since many of us, regardless of jobsite type, prefer to have some kind of […]

Ryobi 18V One+ Dual Power Stereo with Bluetooth Video Review

Ryobi 18V One+ Dual Power Stereo with Bluetooth Video Review

Wondering what to expect from the new $99 Ryobi 18V One+ Dual Power Stereo? We took it out of the box, started streaming Air Supply, and turned it all the way up. Check out the video to see what we found! Ryobi 18V One+ Dual Power Stereo with Bluetooth Technology Key Features Integrated BLUETOOTH wireless […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Midland BizTalk Business Radio

Midland BizTalk Business Radio Review

Last week, Midland officially announced the Midland BizTalk Business Radio as a solution better suited to jobsites and office buildings. I have a set of Midland X-Talker radios that I’ve been using for outdoor applications with plenty of success. Those have a range of up to 38 miles across water or open terrain, but that’s […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Ridgid Gen5X Jobsite Radio with Bluetooth

Ridgid Gen5X Jobsite Radio with Bluetooth

I am a believer that music makes the day go by faster. Put on some head banging 80’s hair band, country, or techno and many guys will tell you that when you raise the beat the work pace will increase. A radio should fill the area with sound, but it should not inhibit communication (This […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
DeWalt ToughSystem Music + Charger Featured Image

DeWalt ToughSystem Music + Charger Bluetooth Radio Review

We get really excited about cordless jobsite radios here at Pro Tool Reviews. Part of that comes from the fact that music and talk are an absolute must-have whether we’re out testing the tools or sitting in front of the computer writing reviews and editing photos. It also has to do with the fact that […]

Ryobi P411 application

New Ryobi Tools – Fall 2015

Ryobi has announced several new tools that should all be in Home Depot stores in time for Christmas. A new bit set with DOCKit Storage System makes its debut along with a 5″ random orbit sander for the DIYer in your home. A rechargeable vacuum can be used by almost everyone. A new stereo boasts […]

DeWalt ToughSystem Music Player and Charger DWST08810

DeWalt ToughSystem Music Player Preview

DeWalt has a new music player coming out this October. The DeWalt ToughSystem Music Player and Charger is a big step forward for the company’s jobsite entertainment category. As the name suggests, the new Music Player (DeWalt DWST08810) can connect to Dewalt’s ToughSystem storage solutions. This makes a lot of sense for getting on and […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
Ryobi 18V One+ Compact Radio

Ryobi 18V Compact Radio Review

It seems we just can’t get enough technology these days. Now that our smart phones are capable of streaming the music we really want to hear, Bluetooth speakers are in high demand on jobsites. If nothing else, most will at least let us take an auxiliary port to make use of Spotify, Pandora, or whatever […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
DeWalt Bluetooth Adapter Featured Image

DeWalt Bluetooth Adapter Review

When we did our Jobsite Radio Round Up a while back, we discovered that the Ridgid had the best sound quality of the group. I actually went with a more updated version of the Ridgid Jobsite Radio when it came out last year. It featured the same sound quality with a couple of design tweaks.  With […]

Porter-Cable 20V Bluetooth Speaker

Porter-Cable 20V Bluetooth Speaker Announced

Porter-Cable 20V Bluetooth Speaker to Enter Market in July Not to be left out with all of the other music options available, the Porter-Cable 20V Bluetooth Speaker will be available this summer. The new speaker, introduced under model number PCC772B, features a 4 inch speaker claiming to produce loud, clear sound. As I’m sure you […]