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2.0 out of 5 stars DeWalt should do better, November 29, 2010
This review is from: DEWALT DC012 Worksite Charger/Radio (Tools & Home Improvement)
I am a self-employed handyman and count on my DeWalt tools on a daily basis. I am completely invested in the DeWalt line of cordless tools, and overall, am very pleased with the tool quality and durability. The radio/charger however leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Radio reception is poor. The tuning doesn't seem to stay "locked" on a station and drifts off after a while. It also doesn't seem to pull stations in very well that are farther away. More importantly, the battery charger is nearly worthless. Most of the time, I get the quick flash series indicating that the battery is no good and should be replaced. I put the same battery in a regular charger and it charges in 45 minutes with no problem. All other features are fine. I like having three outlets - a no brainer that should have been on the earlier model. Controls are fine and can be used with gloves on. For the job site radio, the sound is very good. Somebody else complained about the sound quality. Really!? If your job site is a cubicle, then by all means, forget this DeWalt and go for the Bose Wave radio. Bottom line, for the money, this radio should charge the batteries just as well as the stand alone chargers, and the radio tuner should be much better. If you don't have DeWalt batteries to charge, forget this radio. Your money can be much better spent. If you want to charge DeWalt batteries, forget this radio and stick with the standard chargers.
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Initial post: Jan 31, 2011 6:26:35 AM PST
Bill says:
I had one of these that had that same problem... fixed by returning and getting a another unit.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 6:10:19 PM PDT
Todd Losey says:
On mine it will flash the replace battery pattern if you don't push them in well enough, try re-seating your batteries by pushing harder.

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 5:01:12 AM PST
roofrat says:
I have had several dewalt radios and they took alot of abuse and lasted a couple of years...but the last one I bought lasted less than a year and never left the shop area...wont tune in and static then nothing...I own a complete line of dewalt cordless and corded tools and they seem to get cheaper and break sooner...I would spend my money on a different radio and not this one
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