Trades and home improvers can now enjoy listening to their favourite music on site as they get to work on tough projects, with our extensive range of top quality Makita Radios.
As one of the world’s leading manufacturers in power tools, this brand applies the same level of expertise when developing their site radios. Housed in a robust outer-shell that’s designed to withstand knocks and bumps without affecting performance. Many even have an IP64-rating, meaning each is vigorously tested to ensure they are both dust and shower proof.
How to go about choosing a radio…
Depending on where you store your music or your musical preference, you can choose a specific radio to suit your needs. Those working from a device with a USB connection, can connect to some of our superior models to stream their music from a range or devices including a phone, MP3 or computer.
If it's just the case that you want to play your own music, why not opt for a Bluetooth Speaker? This one differs to the radios which are widely available, in that it’s built tough and designed to work under harsh conditions. The DMR200 model offers complete freedom to your music with this great hands-free Bluetooth technology. Designed to be much smaller in size to the standard Makita radio dab bluetooth, it’s a handy speaker you can fit into your tool kit, chuck onto the van and store in the garage.
But if your preference is live radio. Nothing beats digital radio or ‘DAB’ and ‘DAB+’ as we know it. This gives you the widest choice in radio stations. Those who opt for DAB+ will receive even better audio sound quality. This is well-worth considering especially if you’re working in a noisy work environment and competing against loud machinery.
Whilst a makita radio with battery will get you up and running straight away, we try to be as cost-effective to the user as possible, therefore supply many of our products as a bare unit. This is because if you are already a big fan of this brand, the chances are you may already have stock of several lithium-ion batteries and don’t need to really buy twice.
Without the extra 4.0ah or 5.0ah battery, you’ll have less components to carry onto the job, minimising the number of tools you will need to transport with you. Most lithium-ion batteries are cross-compatible, so you can slide one off the tool you’re not using and straight onto the radio. Always check the specification before applying a new battery – there are LXT and CXT in the Makita collection, so ensure you have the right one for your machine.
Whilst this manufacturer stands out from the crowd with their turquoise blue colour and red logo, their power tool range is not restricted to just these core colours. In fact, the DMR109 Radio is available in a choice of white, black and blue – so now’s the time to make a statement in your tool collection!
It’s a brilliant all-rounder with DAB/ fm choices and can be powered in several different ways; from either the LXT and CXT Li-Ion Batteries or AC mains output. Based on the popular DMR104 model, this newly improved machine even offers compatibility with their smaller (and cheaper) 10.8v slide batteries. This is a great feature as you might want to focus your 18v batteries on your heavier-duty tools.
For a simple easy-listening option, with the same great Makita look and feel, the MR052 radio may not turn heads in the same way as the DMR109, but you’ll be surprised what it can achieve from the 2-front speakers, each delivering rich stereo sound. Weighing less than a kilo (with the battery included!), this is a much lighter choice for the work site and is really easy to transport from room-to-room – ideal for the decorators on the move!
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Unlike a drill driver or power saw, the role of the radio is not hands-on. It doesn’t have any direct correlation to task or material. However, many trades man will vouch that listening to music, talk shows or even sports commentary is just as important to their working day as carrying the right tool. Upbeat music encourages a positive work ethic. The right tune can be just the right motivation they need to work on a project, particularly over long hours or when working independently and especially if the job becomes slightly monotonous.
Investing in this perhaps more ‘lifestyle’ tool could prove to be as valuable as the rest of your tools in your kit. So, enjoy quality sound at brilliant price-tags, shop the Makita site radio today - starting from as little as £40.