Model#: DEWNDCR018

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Dewalt DCR018 12V-20V MAX Compact Worksite Radio

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The jobsite doesn't always have to be a mess of noise from power tools and construction, crank up the tunes with DeWALT's Worksite Radio. Built to handle the harsh environments and demands of the jobsite, DeWALT's DC011 Radio/Charger features a rugged roll cage and weather resistant speakers. Capable of running off both AC/DC and 12V to 20V batteries, the radio quickly transforms from a portable jobsite radio to a USB device charging station. With the choice of a built-in AM/FM digital tuner, auxiliary ports to connect IPods, MP3 players and more, you play what you want to hear on the jobsite with clear sound quality.
  • The cordless radio function runs off 18V Ni-Cd / Lithium-Ion, 12V Max, or 20V Max DeWalt batteries making it compatible with DeWalt's largest systems of batteries
  • AC/DC power allowing the flexibility to be powered by AC power cord or DeWalt power tool batteries
  • Device storage box protects digital audio devices from jobsite debris and damage
  • USB power port allows devices to be charged via USB when radio is plugged into AC wall outlet or when running off DEWALT battery pack
  • 3.5mm Auxiliary input allows for connection to CD, MP3, portable satellite receivers and other digital audio devices
  • Heavy duty design with roll cage increases durability to withstand jobsite abuse
  • Weather sealed charger door opens easily for fast battery changes
  • 12V-20V MAX Compact Worksite Radio - DCR018
  • Battery and Charger Sold Separately


Series: 20V MAX
Cordless: Yes
Weight: 6 lbs.
AC Voltage: 120V
Antenna Type: Pivot Cord
Auxiliary Inputs: 3.5mm Stereo / USB
Batteries Included: No
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Charging Capability: No
Media Compatibility: MP3 / WMA
Tuner: AM / FM
Voltage: 12V / 20V



4.2 / 5.0
68 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (51)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (4)
Easy To Use (49)
Powerful (20)
Lightweight (9)
Ergonomic Design (5)
Best Uses
Home Repair (20)
Frequent Use (6)
Jobsite (6)
Small Projects (3)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Good sound from a small package
This Jobsite Radio is nice and compact, and while it doesn't quite stand up to its two-speaker cousins, it can hold its own in the right environment. It's not as powerful as the big boys, but works fine on the bench, or in a home jobsite environment. Sound is rich, but not too bassy.

The shortcomings are no secret: The radio will not charge batteries, only run on them. Of course, if it DID charge batteries, it would cost a lot more! One hidden hang-up is that with the DeWalt 12v MAX batteries, the placement of the battery slot makes it a little tough to eject a spent battery from the radio. It's possible, of course, but not always easy.

The cord is a plus, and easily stows on the radio itself. And the radio works great with an iPod or even a smartphone that plays tunes.

Bottom Line: If you've got to crank music up to the max on the job, get one of DeWalt's full-size jobsite radios. If you work in smaller spaces and don't need ear-splitting volume, this could be your radio.
December 17, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Small but mighty
This unit works as well as larger units and it fits anywhere. It'll take up less space in your truck, too. It has a nice protective cover on the side which can hold an iPod or iPhone out of the elements if you'd rather listen to your own mixes.
December 14, 2013
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Bring your Own Antenna
I had hoped to use this in place of my old beat up transistor radio to keep us entertained while we work. No go. I can't pick up many stations with this unit.
November 27, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
just a great product
I use it every day at work ,I like that it run's on battery or electric
March 12, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
great radio, great price!!!
Great radio
March 3, 2016
Surprisingly good!
This radio puts out an awesome sound for its size! Totally happy with it, I have a 20v max drill that has (2 guess what? One stays on my drill and the other can be used for the DCR018 in remote locations! SWEET! Mahalo!
January 1, 2018
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
sounds good, plenty of volume, with 20v battery last a long
with battery so far

good sound, plenty of power for me
October 30, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
i would buy again
good product
December 15, 2014
Easy To Use
The guys can listen to whatever they're streaming on their phones, so they're happy. But it won't charge a phone, and won't charge the battery, even when plugged in.
October 21, 2015
Does what it needs to good sound quality
October 20, 2015
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Please give me the model of a Dewalt Worksite Radio that is NO more that 10" Tall x 20" Long x 10" Deep. The are the specifications for Owens Corning Fiberglas. I want to buy a radio for my husband. I want the very BEST one you sell that meet these specs! Please check your dimensions and I will be so happy & so will 400 other workers in Amarillo! Thank you, Johnny
Johnny at Owens Corning on Nov 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The dimensions of this radio are 10 x 7.4 x 10.8 inches.
Dose it charge your battery as well?
royb on Jul 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No this model doesn't. There is a more expensive model that does though.
Does this radio charge the battery?
Raul on Jun 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No,this radio does not charge the battery.
How much is 18v battery and charger
apple on Jun 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It depend on the voltage and AH of the battery. Please contact CPO Sales Department for more options. 866-577-0663
What size is it?
Tony on Jun 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The dimensions of the radio are 10 x 7 x 10 inches.
Does it charge dewalt batteries when plugged into yhe wall??
Corey on May 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. It has no charging capability.
What is the estimated run time for a DCB200 20v 3.0 3000mah battery on the DCR018 Work radio???? I can not find anything on this in reviews or forums. The Manuel states that a 20v Max li-on battery can last 10 hrs. However, it forgot to mention how many amp hours it has to be to get the min. 10hr. run time.
"G" on Dec 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: mine will play more than ten hours on the 1.5 Ah battery if I just use the radio close to 16 hours.
Yes how do you play music from my phone? ?????
A shopper on Aug 3, 2017

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 12V-20V MAX Compact Worksite Radio - DCR018,
Battery and Charger Sold Separately
12V-20V MAX Compact Worksite Radio - DCR018R,
Battery and Charger Sold Separately
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 3 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $119.00 $89.00
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Most DEWALT® Tools purchased on or after January 1, 2004 come with a warranty package that includes:

Three-Year Limited Warranty. DEWALT will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit or call 1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800-433-9258). This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces.

One-Year Free Service Contract. DEWALT will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year after purchase.

90-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your DEWALT Power Tool, Laser, or Nailer for any reason, you can return it within 90 days from the date of purchase with a receipt for a full refund - no questions asked.