Updated January 31, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Cordless Radios For Job Sites

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Nothing makes work go faster than listening to your favorite tunes. Unfortunately, most stereos aren't built tough enough to stand up to the inevitable bumps and bruises everything on a job site encounters. But these ultra-durable, cordless radios can handle anything you throw at them, and as an added bonus, most use the same batteries that power your tools for easy interchangeability. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best cordless radios for job site on Amazon.

10. Ryobi P742

9. Sangean U4

8. Milwaukee M18

7. Makita XRM08B

6. DeWalt DCR018

5. Makita XRM06B

4. DeWalt DCR015

3. Bosch PB360C

2. Porter-Cable PCC771B

1. DeWalt ToughSystem

Editor's Notes

January 25, 2019:

We realize that for some, portability takes precedence, while for others, it is all about sound quality. Whichever you prefer, you can rest easy that every model on this list is built job site-tough, so they won't break just because they get knocked over a couple of times or accidentally hit with a 2 x 4. We did our best to include a nice variety of options to ensure there is one to suit every need, and every budget.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on January 31, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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