20-Volt MAX Compact Bluetooth Radio (Tool Only) review: Wow! Love this workhorse radio with roll-bar cage around it to protect it! It runs on AC and Dewalt battery power. I do not have any Dewalt batteries so my review is based on ac power only. The sound is just superb! It has a handle at the top which makes carrying it easy. It is heavy - good sign. It is just enjoyable to use - we did not need a manual to load the FM and AM presets. It is a bit expensive but should survive job-site use for many years. There ya go!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Long-Lasting, Strong, Sturdy
I’m in love with my new Dewalt Radio. It is not heavy and it is compact. I like that I can use with any other dewalt battery that I might be using on my drills. The feature of using it without a battery and just plugging it is a plus. However, you can’t use this radio to charge the battery, that needs to be done separately. It has a good reception when it comes to using FM radio as well. It has the outlets for my phone or an iPod. It makes my diy jobs easier. I would totally recommend.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting, Strong
This radio worked great for my needs. I loved the deep bass that this radio provided and the audio quality, it says it is a compact radio but it has some weight to it, it is like a kettlebell. If you want to raise it high, I would recommend two hands. This lost a star from me because the LCD has no battery indicator also the placement of the battery does not allow you to check the battery life. A solution would be to change the orientation of the battery . I used a 4.0a battery and having my music at 16 this played for over 3hrs and my battery had 3 bars. The usb is for charging only I could not play music from my phone with just the usb, I had to turn on the bluetooth. This uses a normal plug for the ac mode which is great.
Suggestions for another model:
Include a battery indicator on the lcd, allow control through tool comnect,on the sides have a phone holder, include an LED, while holding it I wish that this had a flashlight on it also a rafter hook. While using it on a jobsite I wished that iy had a hook so I could hang on blocking while working to prevent dust and debria from getting on it.
20-Volt MAX Compact Bluetooth Radio (Tool Only) – I’ve owned several jobsite radios, Dewalt and other brands; all were okay to good but none were great. This radio is by far the best sounding of all of the others I have owned and has the best radio reception of the group. I really like that it has Bluetooth, it’s nice to play music from my phone without radio commercials.
The radio has a USB charging port for recharging cell phones and it works on AC or battery; it does not charge batteries, but for me, I don’t need another charger.
If I can nitpick about one thing, it is that there isn’t a place to store the detachable AC cord when not in use, a cord wrap would have been nice.
Pros: Durable, great sound, usb charging port, good radio reception
This 20-volt compact AM/FM/Bluetooth Radio by DeWalt is exceptionally well-built. The radio's ability to pull-in weak AM and FM stations is second to none for radios in this price range. The sound quality is also outstanding. The radio is well-deigned with centrally mounted controls and heavy-duty handles on three sides that allow you to quickly pick it up and transport. The radio's yellow and black color scheme really makes the radio stand out. In my opinion this color scheme helps protect the radio on the job site from accidental damage and a conversation piece when used at home. The radio comes with an output port for recharging USB devices and an input port for an audio device such as a portable CD player. See attached photographs. I expect this radio to provide many years of service. This is another excellent product from DeWalt.
Pros: Accurate, All In One, Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting, Strong, Sturdy