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  • New Jobsite Radio...

    Now Makita's got one just out...I've seen it around $99.00 on the 'net.

    Makita Radio

    At least they're trying!
    Phil
    Tools Rule

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    New Jobsite Radio...

    The radio should be showing up at HD near you soon! I have already seen it at 1 or 2 HD's in Columbus, OH.

    My source at Makita said "they rushed it out" for Christmas season; instead of spending more time and money on R & D and releasing during Q1/Q2 of 2007.

    Ohiohead

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    • #3
      You can get it free if you purchase one of the 4 piece LXT combo kits.

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      • #4
        Makita Radio

        I have one in my shop. Very good sound, but it's only a radio that plays with an adapter or a Mikita battery. No other features.

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        • #5
          No kidding they rushed it out the door. It has no battery charging features like other brands do. Somewhat pointless just to have a radio that can run off your very expensive tool batteries. A cheap little radio will do the same job. I bet later they will likely release a fully featured model that can charge batteries. Oh well, fortunately I'm getting mine for free and its probably going straight to ebay...
          http://www.makita.com/assets_promo/fall06/LXT_MIR.pdf

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          • #6
            Kind of makes you wonder how many will buy it thinking it will charge batteries. I don't see it being a big seller.
            SSG, U.S. Army
            Retired
            K.I.S.S., R.T.F.M.

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            • #7
              Agreed

              Yeah I don't think it has a MP3 player input and I also don't think it even has any additional plug-ins (for a charger, other corded tool or cell phone charger etc). Looks nice, sounds nice, but what were they thinking? Even just one of those added features would have made it more appealing.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TOD View Post
                I don't see it being a big seller.
                I see very few Makitas down here on the jobsites (mostly yellow, orange, Bosch blue and Milwaukee red) . I guess we need a better dealer than the big box stores here, plus there's not a close service center.
                Phil
                Tools Rule

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