Model # BMR100W

Internet #202213953

Store SKU #963384

Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Jobsite Radio (Tool-Only)

Discontinued Makita

18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Jobsite Radio (Tool-Only)

  • 10 preset FM/AM buttons and mp3/iPod compatible
  • Compact design at only 10.1 lbs.
  • Digital backlit quartz display
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Product Overview

Makita's 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless FM/AM Job Site Radio delivers big sound wherever the job takes you. The BMR100W is compact, durable and compatible for iPod and MP3 players. It delivers rich stereo sound from two powerful 3.25 in. side-firing speakers and will run 8 hours from an 18-Volt Compact lithium-Ion battery. For longer run time, the full-size 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion battery can also be used. The BMR100W is part of Makita’s growing 18-Volt LXT cordless line-up, with 65+ tools powered by one 18-Volt Lithium-Ion battery that reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes.

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  • Includes: (1) FM/AM job site radio (BMR100W), (1) A/C adaptor (SE00000077), (1) antenna (SE00000033), (1) AA battery for clock
  • Runs 16 hours from an 18-Volt LXT lithium-ion battery and 8 hours from an 18-Volt compact lithium-ion battery
  • Protective bumper design for added durability
  • Compatible with Makita 9.6-Volt - 24-Volt slide-style and pod-style batteries
  • LXT lithium-ion battery and rapid optimum charger produces 430% total lifetime work with 3x more cycles
  • Accepts Makita 18-Volt LXT lithium-ion battery for even longer run time
  • 3 year warranty
  • Compatible batteries and chargers: BL1830, BL1830-2, DC18SE, DC18RA, DC18RC
  • Battery and charger sold separately
  • Delivers rich stereo sound from two powerful 3-1/4 in. side-firing speakers
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Power Tool Accessory Type
Other Accessory
Safety & Security Product Type
Weather Radio
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

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Customer Questions & Answers

will the radio charge a battery when plugged in?:

Asked by: Anonymous
will not charge battery when plugged in
Answered by: jimmys23
Date published: 2015-11-06


Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: jimmys23
Date published: 2015-11-06

is the makta radio has an audio in for ipod?

Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: jimmys23
Date published: 2015-11-06

Does the Radio come with a battery or do you have to buy it separate?

Asked by: Anonymous
must buy battery separate but does work off plug-in or slide on Makita batteries.
Answered by: Trish
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Jobsite Radio (Tool-Only) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Radio @ Good Price Buuuuuuuttt.... But #1: The Radio uses proprietary Makita batteries which don't come with the radio, and are not charged inside the radio. You can run it without a battery if you plug it in. But #2: You don't have control over Bass / Treble. But #3: The blue display backlight is nice, but it automatically shuts off after 10 seconds. Would be nice if it would stay on. Would be even better if the background was black and the numbers lit up. PLUSES: Stereo audio jack to plug iPod into Sound level is more than adequate unless you're working with a jackhammer. Built like the proverbial brick outhouse. Looks "military" - I like it. NOTE: You can get a small sealed 12VDC lead acid battery and wire it to the internal contacts, and drill a hole in the rear cover for a jack to connect a charger. This is what Makita should have done. They are trying to get you to use THEIR batteries so you buy their tools, which is OK, I guess, but using a standard battery pack or a set of hi-capacity D or C batteries that charge inside the radio would have made it more attractive for those who are NOT contractors or have Makita tools. If you don't use a battery, you can store the AC adapter inside the battery compartment when you're transporting the radio; if not, you could put a 6" meatball hero in here with room to spare ;-)
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Radio, Clear Sound I've had this radio for a couple of years and love it. It's a great compact size, has a large, clear display (which is very well protected by the metal bars!), and nice sound quality. As the listing shows, it has 2 AUX inputs, 1 on the front, and one inside the battery compartment, which is 5-minute rain resistant. The AUX inputs mean you can plug pretty much anything with a headphone jack into it. No, it won't charge or control an I-Pod, which is fine, because those cables are expensive. The trick with the AUX input in the battery compartment is that it's right by where the lithium batteries go in. All you need to do is get a right angle AUX cord, and it will fit fine. I also love that it uses 2 AA batteries to store the clock and radio presets. It's annoying on other radios that you lose that stuff when you take the batteries out. I like to look at the other reviews on here, to see what other people didn't like about it. More than anything else, they say it doesn't charge batteries. A couple of points on that: first, nowhere does it say or imply it does--don't knock something for a feature only 1 radio has due to a patent on the feature--if you need a charger, use a separate one, or get a radio with a charger. Second, have you ever used a radio with a built-in charger? They've gotten better, but you still get bad sound and horrible interference/noise. Plus, when you're charging a battery, the radio has to be plugged in, defeating the purpose of buying a cordless/portable radio. For the customer who was upset about the lack or a charger due to having to buy a separate battery and charger, my suggestion is buy a radio that runs on C or D batteries. The whole point of buying a specific tool-brand radio is that you already have the tools, and therefore, the requisite batteries and chargers to make it run. Keep in mind the compact size, light weight, and low price of this radio. It is so much more portable than what else is out there, and for the cost savings over the monster radio with the charger, you could darn near buy an additional charger, which by the way charges bigger batteries in half the time! Plug in the charger and charge your batteries by the wall, then take the radio wherever you want to go! Cut the cord!!!
Date published: 2012-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice sound and battery life This stereo has a nice sound and good volume and bass response for it's size. Recently used it camping with the larger 3.0 amp hour 18v lithium battery and it lasted over 12 hours at around 10-12 volume (goes up to 25) without dying. It will start to distort in the bass at the highest volumes. My only problems are with the design. It is very sturdy in its construction with metal bars in front of the controls so they don't get smashed. It could really use at least one courtesy outlet to charge an ipod which the dewalt work stereos do have (or at least a usb plug for that) as well as a battery indicator.
Date published: 2011-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Radio! I bought the Makita Radio the other day. I have to say I am blown away by the sound this thing produces. I got about 7 1/2 hours out of an 18 volt battery. (Battery is a few years old) It's the perfect size and built very well. Great Purchase!
Date published: 2011-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great radio just wish it charged batteries as well This radio has great sound, reception is excelent and the 2 input jacks for i pods is nice especially if the weather is bad you can put your i pod in the storage area so it stays dry. I wish it charged batteries also like the Dewalt radio but i'm not about to change from makita tools just for a radio that charges batteries. Overall good radio and a nice size.
Date published: 2012-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad Like others said, wish it would charge batteries. Other than that, it's a solid little radio
Date published: 2012-02-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not versatile Bass is way to high. Cant adjust. Wont get very loud either. It does last about 20+ hours though. WHY WONT MAKITA PUT A USB PORT ON THIS!!!! Now looking at bosch.....
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Jobsite Radio Overall the radio sounds great, compact, and works with tool batteries., Seems very durable. The problem is why I bought it, for use with an ipod on the jobsite. You can't put an mp3, or ipod inside and plug it in. The aux 2 jack is right behind where the battery slides in and you can't plug the cord in and put the battery in. I called makita and they said plug it in the front, this defeats the purpose of protecting your ipod on the jobsite. Thought about taking it apare and drilling another hole to move the jack. Going to take it back and find another one.
Date published: 2011-04-13
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