Got this as part of an incentive package to buy a Makita drill/impact driver set, probably 18 months ago. Which I was going to buy anyway, so it really was a ... bonus!!
Very well reviewed by others here. We use ours mainly as a really butch alarm clock. I’m a shift worker, and needed something with industrial grunt to get me outta bed!
Alarm function uses a progressively increasing amplitude of beeper which is simply impossible for even the dead to sleep through. It’s relentless! The unit can also be set to use the radio as an alarm instead.... My only real criticism here is that tired hands can very easily activate the snooze function - which we never use - instead of shutting off the alarm. Which means that if we’re not careful the rest of the household will get a rude awakening when I’m in the shower and the alarm merrily goes off again when the snooze countdown is finished! Included AC adapter cannot be used to charge the battery - only to run the unit from a wall socket when required. Not to worry, battery life is terrific anyway, and compatible with Makita’s usual batteries. You will need one of their chargers though. Reasonable ability to lock onto distant FM stations, depending on antenna direction. We’ve never used the AM function. Build quality is sturdy and reassuring, although some may find the weight almost too much for single handed use. Sound is impressive for its type, from dual speakers. For our usage, we really can not fault this!
Great solid radio
It's a solid beast. Shower proof - which is good cause I've left it out occasionally. It has simple buttons. I love connecting the bluetooth to my phone. It's pretty heavy though, but I guess that is because it's so tough. A winner.
Purchased in February 2018 at Total Tools ACT, Fyshwick for $220.00.
Great workshop radio
Perfect workshop radio - solidly built - good sound - easy to use - Am/Fm and Bluetooth all work well and it's dead easy to setup - five presets for favourite radio stations - good reception inside metal shed.
Purchased in November 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $225.00.
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its good but no DAB+ Stations,
I bought this the other day thinking being the latest one out it would have DAB+ stations, since my older one of 2yrs did. I should of read the box before buying. Anyway it has bluetooth which is great, usb for charging my phone, main power and various batteries to charge including the lithium batteries. This one has AM and FM radio as my older one only had FM but no AM unless they had a digital station. This works great, but just gave it to one of the other workers and kept this one. I like the digital stations. Just dont understand why the latest version of the makita radio has all the bells and whistles but no Digital stations.
This appears to be an upgrade to the earlier Bmr100w.
Unit is of solid build and generally well protected. Comes with Bluetooth (range only about 10+ metres tested) has folding antenna, aux in, usb out to charge a phone @ 5v 1amp, (this will decrease radio volume and can only be used in FM not AM ..go figure!
Side 12v power jack and just enough room in the rear case to house the included power supply with battery connected. (The 18v lithium battery is not included like all Makita power tools is sold as skin only) The onboard battery does no...
Questions & Answers
Can i get dab plus radio on my makita dmr108.. if so how do i do it.. TIA
If I leave my 18v 5 hour battery in my DMR 108, job site radio, and use 240v power, will that recharge the 5 hour battery!
No, the 18v battery is only chargeable through the dedicated Makita charger.
Is there a 12v adapter available or do we have to buy an after market?
Not at the time of my purchase, try eBay.
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