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  • #31
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    I picked one up from my Home Depot yesterday for $150. I love the sound, it seems very well built. And accepts more than enough battery choices!!! BUT WAIT A MINUTE!!!! $150 and no charger..... thats really bad. And it weighs a ton....
    Im gonna try it for a week and compare to my De Walt radio..... but no charger...(shaking my head).... i have to cary a radio, 24volt Li Ion charger, and my 18volt Li IOn charger too. Maybe i should just get a shopping cart!

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    • #32
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      $150???!?!?!?!!! It's only $139 in Canada!

      That's okay. A new car that costs you guys $20,000 still costs us $29,000! So I guess it's all even then!

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      • #33
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        Originally posted by canucksartech View Post
        $150???!?!?!?!!! It's only $139 in Canada!

        That's okay. A new car that costs you guys $20,000 still costs us $29,000! So I guess it's all even then!
        Yup. Just picked one up today at HD for 139. Does anyone know if these things are water resistant at all? I'm thinking about a bit of rain when out camping.

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        • #34
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          All this fuss over a radio, and it doesn't even have a CD player - WEAK!:twofinger2:

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          • #35
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            yeah no charger means so sale for me

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            • #36
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              When designing a new tool or radio in this case, wouldn't you take into account what is already on the market, dissect it and see what improvements you could make in the terms of quality, features and costs?

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              • #37
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                Originally posted by Newman View Post
                All this fuss over a radio, and it doesn't even have a CD player - WEAK!:twofinger2:
                CD players are...uhm...mmm dare I say - obsolete almost as obsolete as RADIO.
                Phil
                Tools Rule

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                • #38
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                  Originally posted by PhilG. View Post
                  CD players are...uhm...mmm dare I say - obsolete almost as obsolete as RADIO.

                  I doubt that, overall radio brings in billions of dollars in revenue as in advertising. People do listen to the radio.

                  As for CD's, sales are dropping at a steady rate, people are going towards downloading music.
                  The problem with downloads/MP3's is that the music sonic quality is NOT up to par with a CD.
                  Portable players like iPods are popular because of the small size, ease of use and cramming thousands of songs into a small device but for true fidelity, they are not up to par with a CD.

                  if you want a basic radio for a jobsite or at home, The Milwaukee is the best deal out there.
                  I bought mine for $59.00, It has a Radio, A weather band channel, a input of either a CD player or iPod device and the sound is very good, and it can play off the same batteries
                  as the Milwaukee cordless tools use. It's just as "TOUGH" and at a better price. Heck it even looks better

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                  • #39
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                    Originally posted by jaco View Post
                    if you want a basic radio for a jobsite or at home, The Milwaukee is the best deal out there.
                    I bought mine for $59.00, It has a Radio, A weather band channel, a input of either a CD player or iPod device and the sound is very good, and it can play off the same batteries
                    as the Milwaukee cordless tools use. It's just as "TOUGH" and at a better price. Heck it even looks better
                    What? ...No Charger!!!
                    sorry ....couldn't resist

                    actually, this radio looks to be a pretty god deal for the price.
                    I like the weather band, but surprised there is no a.m. band.

                    I like to listen to a.m. radio talk shows at the shop.
                    Last edited by Davet; 03-08-2008, 12:58 AM.

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                    • #40
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                      Originally posted by jaco View Post
                      I doubt that, overall radio brings in billions of dollars in revenue as in advertising. People do listen to the radio.

                      As for CD's, sales are dropping at a steady rate, people are going towards downloading music.
                      The problem with downloads/MP3's is that the music sonic quality is NOT up to par with a CD.
                      Portable players like iPods are popular because of the small size, ease of use and cramming thousands of songs into a small device but for true fidelity, they are not up to par with a CD.

                      if you want a basic radio for a jobsite or at home, The Milwaukee is the best deal out there.
                      I bought mine for $59.00, It has a Radio, A weather band channel, a input of either a CD player or iPod device and the sound is very good, and it can play off the same batteries
                      as the Milwaukee cordless tools use. It's just as "TOUGH" and at a better price. Heck it even looks better
                      Jaco,
                      Changing CDs at a jobsite is too impractical and a huge waste of time. I load up my MP3 players with hours of the stuff I want to listen to and DONE. I don't have to fumble around wasting time changing tunes and I do have to listen to the two things that (in my opinion) absolutely ruins radio - the smarty pants DJ and advertisements.
                      Last edited by PhilG.; 03-08-2008, 12:49 AM. Reason: typo
                      Phil
                      Tools Rule

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                      • #41
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                        Originally posted by Davet View Post
                        What? ...No Charger!!!
                        sorry ....couldn't resist

                        actually, this radio looks to be a pretty god deal for the price.
                        I like the weather band, but surprised there is no a.m. band.

                        I like to listen to a.m. radio talk shows at the shop.

                        Radio frequencies include F.M. & A.M. now it's even better!!!, still no charger

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                        • #42
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                          Originally posted by PhilG. View Post
                          Jaco,
                          Changing CDs at a jobsite is too impractical and a huge waste of time. I load up my MP3 players with hours of the stuff I want to listen to and DONE. I don't have to fumble around wasting time changing tunes and I do have to listen to the two things that (in my opinion) absolutely ruins radio - the smarty pants DJ and advertisements.
                          I agree with the the iPod devices being convenient and nearly hassle free.

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                          • #43
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                            Originally posted by PhilG. View Post
                            CD players are...uhm...mmm dare I say - obsolete almost as obsolete as RADIO.
                            ummmmmmmmmmm... no. Not quite.

                            I burn over a 100 MP3's onto one CD and that's plenty of songs for one work day's worth of listening. Is it audiophile quality? No. But It sounds great and it's more than satisfactory for music at the job site...

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                            • #44
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                              Originally posted by Newman View Post
                              ummmmmmmmmmm... no. Not quite.

                              I burn over a 100 MP3's onto one CD and that's plenty of songs for one work day's worth of listening. Is it audiophile quality? No. But It sounds great and it's more than satisfactory for music at the job site...
                              CDs still are a waste of time. Read problems from handling with grimy hands for one, skip problems for two and just having to take the time to handle any media. My MP3 player holds easily a week's worth of tunes.

                              For this, gimme digital or, in a pinch talk radio.
                              I've worked with some talented souls who could whistle a heck of a tune, sort of like the old Andy Griffith theme. Even this is nice for a change. Again, no user intervention other than to tell him to whistle something else.
                              Phil
                              Tools Rule

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                              • #45
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                                Are you all sure this radio doesn't have AM band? I live for am talk radio as for the most part, keeps me out of trouble for my music preferences at times.

                                Orchestra music I can handle for only so long.


                                I walked up to the radio at HD and already, the buttons were dirty were everyone was trying to turn it on, checking it out.

                                The placement of the radio had the competitors behind it, the ridgid in full view.

                                I also wondered why it is so heavy but the cage built around it was sturdy for a good 4 story drop it seemed.


                                I use a super small shower radio that I carry in my canvas bag, put it underneath my sinks or on a shelf when I do work that takes over an hour.

                                Never had a customer object and I tell them that I focus better when I'm not listening to my heavy breathing and grunting.

                                Kinda like being in my own porn film no one wants to watch.
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