You can't have a builder without a radio. it's an essential tool of the job, every bit as much as a drill and a lump hammer. Usually they're paint-splattered old transistor radios with a ddodgy reception. Until now that is, with the Makita BMR100 builder's radio.
It's Japan only right now (it is a Japanese firm after all), but I expect this will make it over to Europe in the very near future. It's got a thick exterior that protects against "rough handling" and can deal with a heavy downpour for up to five minutes.
"rough handling" and can deal with a heavy downpour for up to five minutes.
Reception is AM/FM and there's a backlit digital display, plus two integrated 5w speakers. Power is via mains or battery. No price as yet, but well worth a look if you want something built to last.