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May 9, 2021

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DeWalt 12V/20V Max Bluetooth Jobsite Radio

DeWalt 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 well for a variety of uses.


10-Second Summary

  • Model: DeWalt DCR028B
  • Powered by 12V Max, 20V Max, FlexVolt batteries, or AC power cable
  • Dual 3.5″ woofers and 1″ tweeters
  • Heavy-duty roll cage with antenna slot
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • AM/FM radio with 6 presets
  • USB power charging port
  • Bass reflex port
  • 3-year warranty
  • Price: $149

Jobsite Toughness for the Discerning Listener

The DeWalt DCR028B can run off of just about any battery in your DeWalt arsenal. It accepts 12V Max, 20V Max, and FlexVolt batteries. Or, you can save your batteries for your tools and just plug this radio into the wall. It includes a USB power port so you can keep your phone charged. Basically, the DCR028B has access to power no matter what situation you find yourself in.

But, this sort of versatility is really only meaningful if the radio can stand up to typical job site abuse. Fortunately, the DeWalt Bluetooth Jobsite Radio features a roll-cage design. Based on our experience with DeWalt’s other radios, it should stand up to drops and impacts on both concrete and packed dirt. The handle even stores and protects the antenna when the radio isn’t in use.

The DeWalt Bluetooth Jobsite Radio features a pair of 3.5-inch woofers and 1-inch tweeters to produce stereo sound. A bass reflex port—basically a way to reach deeper into those low frequencies—rounds out the sound with a beefier bottom end.


As you might expect from any radio, you get full access to all AM/FM stations. DeWalt also gives you 6 presets so you don’t have to scroll through every station available just to find your favorites.

Finally, you can use the Bluetooth capability to stream your favorite podcasts or playlists from your smartphone or tablet. We probably use this source the most on our own radios—next to the radio, of course. The DCR028B claims the typical Bluetooth connectivity range of up to 100 feet. YMMV. And, yes, DeWalt includes an Aux port for those of you still streaming from more archaic sources.

Pricing

The DeWalt DCR028B Bluetooth Jobsite Radio retails for $149 from anywhere DeWalt tools are sold. It comes with DeWalt’s 3-year warranty, 1-year free service agreement, and 90-day money-back guarantee.

DeWalt Bluetooth Jobsite Radio Specs

  • Model: DeWalt DCR028B
  • Power: AC/12V/20V
  • Auxiliary ports
  • Bluetooth
  • USB charging
  • Weight: 8 lbs.
  • Dimensions (HxDxW): 10 x 8 x 15 in.
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $149

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