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jim the taper
20-08-2010, 07:55 AM
can anyone recomend a good rechargable radio that dose not cost the earth :)

amestaper
20-08-2010, 12:55 PM
Do you mean building site quality such as the dewalt or makita models? I've been looking for a smaller digital radio for a better selection of stations but they seem to cost an arm and a leg at the moment.

This list below may help

Job site radio

PS. This link regarding best jobsite radios is also worth looking at.
http://www.toolstop.co.uk/blog/2010/01/06/what-is-the-best-jobsite-radio/

Captain perfect
20-08-2010, 01:41 PM
I just use a old Sony That take 4 X AA rechageables last about a week.

It's not so loud to attract attention:fing02: No one will ever nick it as it is covered in gear :eek:

Paid about 20

TonyM
20-08-2010, 04:20 PM
I've got the Makita radio. Really good sound from it.

crack filler
20-08-2010, 05:38 PM
I know the dewalt and makita are a bit pricey just for a radio but you get what you pay for they are very robust and after a few months of splashing gear on them nobodys going to nick it. Plus in the mind numbingly dull day to day of taping there is no more important bit of my kit.

E.K Taper
20-08-2010, 07:42 PM
I've been without a radio for a while now since I accidently booted it down the stairs, so I'm on the lookout for a decent one also. Had an old style ghetto blaster which was caked in velvet etc but sound off it was great. Tried a few radios from Argos, Asda and the like but they are crap. Need to splash out on a decent one so I will check out Amestaper's link:fing02:

JON RAMBO
20-08-2010, 09:08 PM
makita you can plug ipod into it as well

jim the taper
22-08-2010, 07:34 AM
do u have to buy the batteries seperate for the makita radio ?

TonyM
22-08-2010, 03:14 PM
do u have to buy the batteries seperate for the makita radio ?

You'll need a Makita battery & charger, as the unit doesn't charge them from the mains like the Dewalt does.

turrican_007
22-08-2010, 03:38 PM
Ive got the dewalt 110volt old type, had it well over 10 years and still going strong.

Brian S
22-08-2010, 09:28 PM
We've just found "Absolute Radio" (1215 am) on the Dewalt, only thought it was on Digital.
Plays the like's of Zep, Cream, etc, plus all the usual Rock and pop, Brilliant station

turrican_007
23-08-2010, 02:32 PM
We've just found "Absolute Radio" (1215 am) on the Dewalt, only thought it was on Digital.
Plays the like's of Zep, Cream, etc, plus all the usual Rock and pop, Brilliant station

Interesting, i thought the same will try that cheers..