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Work radio

Discussion in 'The Plasterers Forum Tool Talk' started by PLASDUA, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. PLASDUA

    PLASDUA Member

    Hi guys

    The work radio i had been using has unfortunately died and is no longer being sold. It was a DAB one from Aldi looked like dewalt. Anyway does anyone know of any good value DAB radios that aren't too expensive? Cheers
     
  2. gps

    gps Private Member

    The dewalt tough system is a beauty.
     
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  3. PlasteRightUK

    PlasteRightUK Member

    I was looking into getting the dewalt tough system one, got some wicked reviews, sounds awesome and you can charge your phone in a little compartment that keeps it safe and the dust and dirt out so it's a win win lol
     
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  4. Cornelius

    Cornelius Well-Known Member

    I'm happy with my makita dab, but annoyingly you can't always tune into the digital stations
     
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  5. Topspread16

    Topspread16 Member

    Anybody tried the festool dab one out?


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  6. PlasteRightUK

    PlasteRightUK Member

    My mate has the festool one and said it's worked fine but haven't seen it in person or used it.
     
  7. Topspread16

    Topspread16 Member

    Is he a spread? Nothing seems to last long in our game!


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  8. gps

    gps Private Member



    I had one and it just died on me probably was only just over a year old, so I wasn't buying another from them
     
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  9. PlasteRightUK

    PlasteRightUK Member

    He actually isn't mate and know what you mean everything we touch is always covered in s**t :LOL:! I only wanted to go for the dewalt one as all my other tools are dewalt and will stack on my other tough system boxes.

    And when I looked it up it looks like it can stand up to a lot, bit more pricey than the others but seems to be the one for me IMO.
     
  10. PlasteRightUK

    PlasteRightUK Member

    I've seen too many makita ones die in not long at all but obviously it may just be a case of "luck of the draw" just like anything you buy but never really been much of a makita man anyway.
     
  11. Topspread16

    Topspread16 Member

    Gone through about 4 makita ones, last about 2yr. Just changed to festool auto-feed and drywall gun, but the radios don't look as tough as other makes. Think there about £150 to. Mates have the dewalt ones they look decent.


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  12. PlasteRightUK

    PlasteRightUK Member

    Yeah must admit they don't look as tough at all and look like they wouldn't last long. I could be wrong as I am with most stuff "the mrs ses" but I don't agree lol.

    The dewalt one is around £180 so I think could be worth that little extra money, the quality of sound on them is great and they do with stand a little bit of water from a review I see on YouTube when they tested it in the rain.
     
  13. PlasteRightUK

    PlasteRightUK Member

    I'm a bit of a freak when it comes to buying something new I look at reviews ect ect for at least a month and then finally go with what was probably my first choice anyway. But I like to be sure when I'm buying something new as parting with your hard earned cash you want the most out of what you buying.
     
  14. choppa

    choppa Active Member

    I just listen to the voices in my head all day.
     
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  15. owls

    owls Private Member

    Most important tool of the trade a decent radio, we have a couple of them dewalt ones there bullet proof , been dropped dozens of times etc and I can still get radio 2 loud and clear.
     
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  16. Cornelius

    Cornelius Well-Known Member

    No I understand that, you should expect more than a year out of it. Makita used to do a 3 year warranty if you registered the product on their website.
     
  17. bobski

    bobski Active Member

  18. PlasteRightUK

    PlasteRightUK Member

    That's a beast looks like a good one!
     
  19. bobski

    bobski Active Member

    It booms.

    Smashes the makitas
     
  20. PlasteRightUK

    PlasteRightUK Member

    I bet it does! Still drawn towards the dewalt tho
     
  21. zolco

    zolco Private Member

    I'd get the festool dab radio, they small handy little things. I have a metabo ghetto blaster, need a fork lift truck to move the b*****d and the dewalt even bigger
     
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  22. PlasteRightUK

    PlasteRightUK Member

    Fork lift truck made me laugh :lol:
     
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  23. zolco

    zolco Private Member

    I'm not kidding, @jamesthefirst has a metabo too, but the small one 10.8v I think they handy little things
     
  24. clarkie

    clarkie Active Member

    Asda smart price £7

    Upgraded to a bosch when my lad got one free for coming in the top 5 in jewson young tradesperson award runs off the 18v drill battery we have aswell as mains. Not a dab though but sweet as for f@@k all
     
  25. PlasteRightUK

    PlasteRightUK Member

    Just looked it up and that's a big fucker!
     
  26. TonyM

    TonyM Private Member

    Is that the big £200+ fucker. Mate's got one and it's the mutts nuts. Deffo getting one.


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  27. gps

    gps Private Member


    Yes it is, and you wouldn't regret it I'm certain of that
     
  28. TonyM

    TonyM Private Member




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  29. Danny

    Danny TPF OWNER

    I always had a "pure one" DAB radio :D pretty smart and cheap enough to replace
     
  30. jamesthefirst

    jamesthefirst Private Member

    Yes mate its a solid little radio which i run off a 2ah battery, 4ah would be better.
    Loud sound and can play your music from your phone. Had it 2 years now.
    Not DAB though.

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  31. Dropsalot

    Dropsalot Private Member

    How do I get music on my phone?...... there's no stylus and nowhere to store the records........ I think it might be too much faff. ....... I'll probably just stick to the wireless........;)
     
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  32. Danny

    Danny TPF OWNER

    yeah I would do that :D
     
  33. jamesthefirst

    jamesthefirst Private Member

    Theres a wire that you plug into your phone and then you plug the other end into your radio. Keep pressing all the buttons till you hear the nolans etc. :)
     
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