When researching the best jobsite radios we found small competition, and there was a clear top three jobsite radios. It's important to note that finding the best jobsite radio for you can depend on the type of tools you use. Dewalt, Bosch and Milwaukee all make good jobsite radio brands. If you mainly use Milwaukee tools it may be smart to buy a Milwaukee radio simply because you'll already have many of the batteries ready.
We found the Power Box 360 to be the best jobsite radio on the market. It's filled with good features, you can't ask for more. You can run AM/FM/Mp3 players and even sirius radio. If you're using an iPod or hooking up a sirius radio there is a secure caged box that will protect your player. The Bosch features a compact durable cage when tested from a 130 foot drop, there was no real damage to the radio. Unlike some radios this will allow you to run off the battery pack and charge it while plugged in. Overall a bit expensive, but well worth the money.
Bosch PB360S 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Power Box Jobsite Radio and Charger: $199.00
A smaller alternative to the Milwaukee 2790. It's perfect for smaller jobsites, or a garge radio. Don't let that fool you though, this radio will produce a sound larger than you'd think. Again, the battery won't charge while the radio is plugged in. The battery life time is pretty decent. We would highly recommend the 2790 over this model, but this is still a great radio.
Milwaukee M12 Cordless Job-Site Radio 2590-20 (Tool Only): $112.95
To find the best heavy duty radios we looked into price, sound quality, durability and features. Honestly all three radios will sound good, and do their job correctly.
The Bosch Power Box was overall the best heavy duty/jobsite choice because of it's features, durability and ability to charge a battery while plugged in.
The Milwaukee 2M12 is a great sounding radio because it uses Rocksford, however it dos lack some features - but will still be a great bang for your buck if you're on a budget.
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