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
Compliance and Restrictions
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Series: 20V MAX
Cordless: Yes
Length: 10 in.
Width: 7.44 in.
Height: 10.5 in.
Weight: 7.1 lbs.
Batteries Included: 0
Battery Life: 8 Hours
Battery System: 20V MAX
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: Yes
Case Included: No
Charger Included: No
Display Type: Digital Display
ETL Safety: No
Frequency Presets: 5 AM/PM
No. of Radio Channels: 5
Power Source: Electric - Corded,Electric - Cordless
UL Safety: Yes
Voltage: 12V/28V
Wifi compatibility: No



4.2 / 5.0
89 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (58)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (4)
Easy To Use (56)
Powerful (24)
Lightweight (14)
Value (12)
Best Uses
Home Repair (22)
Frequent Use (11)
Jobsite (9)
Heavy Duty Requirements (4)
second one I bought
the first on was bought only 6 months ago and the speaker stop working. Gonna try another one
August 30, 2019
Originally posted at
Great little radio
I am glad I got this durable little radio. Runs great and for up to 6hr with volume up to 24. Just wished it would have been equipped with a battery charger for when it is plugged in.
August 26, 2019
Originally posted at
design fail
20 volt batteries fall out of the radio . not design well .
This review was collected as part of a promotion
June 27, 2019
Originally posted at
Not a good product overall
This is the 3rd radio I purchased ( should have learned The first one did not have reception. Next one did and was a pretty good radio for the garage. Bought a third one for the basement,. Worked one time and never since. Thought I would be able to get explaination of why and they just said it was out of warranty and I needed to get it serviced by someone who is local as they do not have anyone here that can do it. Think after paying 100. for a radio it would at least come in on station.
December 28, 2018
Originally posted at
It was almost a good product.
The fact that you can use 18v and 20v style batteries is fantastic, but that is about all that I can say positive about this radio.
It does not charge either style battery.
The sound is poor.
The radio receiver is weak.
And to top it all off, I have had it less than two years and the volume knob has failed. Spin the knob up and the volume level may increase or decrease it you spin and mess with it long enough. Worthless. Apparently you cant service or replace the knob either. Dewalt is my choice for durable dependable work tools, this radio is neither. Disappointed.
November 27, 2018
Originally posted at
Great Portable Radio
This radio is what it is, its a portable job site radio not a mega boom box. It runs on 12v/18v/20v Dewalt batteries, it will run for days on a 18v battery, what more could you want.
Plays from external source through AUX cable, will charge your USB device. Good FM & AM reception.
If your looking for a rugged, portable, affordable radio then this is the one.
If your looking for Bluetooth, MP3 player, stereo boom box, spend the extra $100 and get the next model up.
October 30, 2018
Originally posted at
Fantastic Radio - How to Fix Volume Knob
I've had this radio for years and it's fantastic. About a year ago, the volume knob started to behave erratically. Sometimes it would turn the volume down while you turned the knob clockwise or vice versa. It got worse and worse and about a month ago it stopped being able to turn the volume down at all. I looked for replacement parts and never found them, so I contacted mouser and here's the part number for the circuit board component that controls the volume:

Hope that helps anyone with the same issue get back to enjoying their otherwise fantastic radio!
October 12, 2018
Originally posted at
Good basic worksite radio
This is a good basic worksite radio. It is compact and will fit into restricted spaces easily. It has good basic sound, but do not expect it to sound as good as larger, more expensive radios. I use 20VMAX batteries with it, and oddly they do not lock in place, which is a minor disappointment. The battery stays in place pretty well, but I would have preferred that it lock in place. I have only had the radio briefly, but It looks solid and I expect good service from it.
September 1, 2018
Originally posted at
not worth the money
Pros & Cons
(pros)- compact and easy to travel, and can use 18 and 20 V batteries. Decent price.
(Cons)- Terrible sound quality. Muffled sound and no EQ, The farther you get from it the harder it is to make out lyrics. Does not charge batteries, but looks like it would or should. No bluetooth capability and no power outlet like other dewalt radios. Also cant charge your Iphone 7 or higher while plugged into the headphone jack even if plugged into a power outlet.
August 5, 2018
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Compact and Durable
Good sound and loudness for the size. I use it the garage, outdoors and with battery packs while camping. Perfect for portible use. 12V max do not last long and it's too bad it doesn't also charge the battery packs.
July 24, 2018
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Yes how do you play music from my phone? ?????
A shopper on Aug 3, 2017
Will radio work with out battery inside it?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes , it can be plugged in t a wall outlet.
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.
Does it charge dewalt batteries when plugged into yhe wall??
Corey on May 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. It has no charging capability.
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.
Do work site radio work with no battery in them but chord plugged in?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes, Model DCR018 will offer AC/DC power allowing the flexibility to be powered by AC power cord or DeWalt power tool batteries.
Will a dewalt dw911 work site radio power on with no battery inside it but chord still plugged up?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model DCR018 will offer AC/DC power allowing the flexibility to be powered by AC power cord or DeWalt power tool batteries.
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.

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
18V/20V MAX/12V MAX Compact Worksite Radio - DCR018R,
Battery and Charger Sold Separately
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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.