The Milwaukee M18 Bluetooth Jobsite Radio Offers Crisp, Clean Sound Wherever You Go
Looking back to my early years, I can remember working with my dad in the garage with his old dusty AM/FM radio crackling away in the background. For me, music helps the day pass by a little faster. When choosing a jobsite radio there are things to consider such as the peak volume, power sources, and overall durability. The Milwaukee Bluetooth Jobsite Radio takes a versatile approach to jobsite sound, but is it the best option for you? Let’s find out!
Milwaukee Bluetooth Jobsite Radio Performance
- Range: 120 ft.
- Bluetooth: 5.0
- Runtime: 13 hrs. (Max volume), 35 hrs. (Half volume)
- Outlets: 3.0A USB-C
- Presets: 18
- Radio: AM/FM
The Milwaukee 2952 features a pair of 3.5-inch woofers and two high range tweeters that help provide a truly balanced sound. Its built-in equalizer lets you customize the treble and bass settings to your liking.
This radio is equipped with AM/FM capabilities and there are 18 available presets so you can quickly tune into your favorite stations. The Bluetooth 5.0 system gives you a 120-foot range to keep you connected around the jobsite.
Milwaukee tells us to expect around 13 hours of continuous runtime at max volume and up to 35 hours at half volume with a 5.0Ah battery. For added convenience, they also included an AC power cord so you can run this radio around the clock when power is available.
Overall, the audio quality is excellent. Milwaukee got the top end volume just right. It cranks up to max and stops right before we felt distortion would set in. That volume level is decent, but again, it’s a small-form speaker. Expect to hear it clearly in the room you’re working on, just not across the entire jobsite.
Milwaukee Bluetooth Jobsite Radio Design Notes
- Model: Milwaukee 2952
- Power Source: Milwaukee M18 battery or AC
- Weight: 8.3 lbs (bare), 9.9 lbs (with 5.0Ah battery)
- Speaker Size: 3.5 in.
- Width: 16-3/4 in.
- Height: 8-1/4 in.
- Depth: 7-1/4 in.
This jobsite radio weighs 8.3 pounds as a bare tool and 9.9 pounds with a 5.0Ah battery. It measures 16-3/4 inches wide and stands 8-1/4 inches tall, similar dimensions to a standard cement block.
Milwaukee definitely built this radio with jobsite perils in mind. The rugged top handles and foot pads help insulate this radio in case of an accidental drop and the metal grille protects the speakers from damage. Plus, it’s water and dust resistant, so you can bring it along wherever the job takes you.
Adding to this radio’s overall convenience, the top handles double as phone rests and there’s a USB-C charging port so you can keep your devices topped off. Additionally, the oversized buttons are easy to press even while wearing work gloves.
- Compatible with all M18 batteries
- AAA battery powered clock
Milwaukee Bluetooth Jobsite Radio Price
You can pick up the M18 jobsite radio for $179 as a bare tool. Milwaukee backs this radio with a 1-year warranty.
The Bottom Line
All in all, the Milwaukee Bluetooth Jobsite Radio has a rugged design and a feature set that far outpaces many cheaper wireless speakers. Its ability to run on both battery and AC power makes it ideal for use at home or on the go. If you’re on the hunt for a truly durable radio that can stand up to the rigors of the jobsite, Milwaukee has the solution.