Model#: MILN2890-20

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Milwaukee 2890-20 M18 18V Heavy-Duty Jobsite Radio (Tool Only)

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  • Milwaukee 2890-20 M18 18V Heavy-Duty Jobsite Radio (Tool Only)
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Featuring a high-performance audio system and rugged design, the Milwaukee M18 18V Heavy-Duty Jobsite Radio is built to amplify and survive the jobsite. Its dual speakers and passive radiators combine to produce sharp highs, rich midst and deep bass at all volumes. Durable metal speaker grills and shock absorbing end caps protect from drops and other harmful jobsite conditions while integrated handles allow for easy transport and storage. Listening options include a digital processor with best-in-class reception and signal clarity or a 3.5 mm aux jack for wired playback. A weather-sealed auxiliary compartment protects devices and houses a 2.1 Amp USB charging port. The M18 18V Heavy-Duty Jobsite Radio is powered by all M18 REDLITHIUM Batteries or A/C power. (Sold Separately)
  • High-performance audio system
  • Dual 3 in. speakers with passive radiators
  • Delivers full-spectrum audio clarity through mid and high ranges with deep, accurate lows
  • Durable, portable, stackable design
  • Shock-absorbing polymer end caps and metal
  • Integrated handles allow easy transport and storage
  • Weather sealed auxiliary compartment
  • Highest reception accuracy and signal quality with digital AM/FM processor
  • 10 station presets (5 AM/5 FM)
  • 2.1 amp USB charger charges tablets, smartphones and other electronic
  • Speaker grills protect from drops, water and debris on the jobsite
  • M18 18V Heavy-Duty Jobsite Radio (Tool Only) - 2890-20


Series: M18
Cordless: Yes
Length: 7.70 in.
Width: 15.80 in.
Height: 7.75 in.
Weight: 10.34 lbs.
Batteries Included: 0
Battery Life: 12 Hours
Battery System: M18
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
Case Included: No
Charger Included: No
Display Type: Digital Display
Frequency Presets: 10 AM/FM
No. of Radio Channels: 10
Power Source: Cordless
Voltage: 18V
Wifi compatibility: No



3.6 / 5.0
35 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (18)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (2)
Easy To Use (14)
Value (12)
Powerful (10)
Battery Longevity (if applicable) (8)
Heavy (5)
Not Durable (2)
Uncomfortable to Use (2)
Lack of Power (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (10)
Jobsite (9)
Small Projects (8)
Home Repair (8)
I also feel this radio is junk
I can't pick up a radio station five miles away. I brought radio forty years ago that work better then this one. I like there's tools but the radio suckThis radio never been outdoor or off of the shelf in my look like new. If you looking for a radio look at another brand/
September 8, 2019
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Battery Longevity (if applicable)
Best Uses
Heavy Duty Requirements
Great Radio
This is not a light radio, it can take a Beating , loud ,USB for phone or music ! Only wish it was bluetooth.
July 2, 2019
4 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Beginner- Casual Do-it-Yourselfer
Not Impressed
When I was working at my son’s house he bought this so we could have some music while we worked. He is adding Milwaukee tools to his collection because he bought the Packout Combo Kit with 6 tools a few months ago. The sound (bass) is great compared to other radios that is for sure. After he told me how much he paid for it I was disappointed that it did not have Bluetooth (which most worksite radios do), it also doesn’t charge the battery while plugged in to house outlet, also the cord cannot be disconnected from the radio itself. The biggest TURNOFF was that when someone was by it or if you put any other electronic next to it the sound would go down and you would get static! That in itself is just wrong and NO reason for it! The radio industries has made, noise suppressor, capacitors, inductors, or whatever to suppress static and at this price it should be of better quality! When one of his friends came over he said “look” it has a sensor on it to make the sound go down if you’re by it! I had to explain to him how that's not true.
March 11, 2019
Originally posted at
Won't let you down!
I had one of these at work when I started, you could tell it seen plenty of field / job site action, pretty much two years on it's still blasting out the work shop every day for 12+ hours. I was so impressed I even got the misses to buy me one for Christmas, and a year later, it's still working brilliantly around the house, I gotta wonder about the negative reviews, and what the people have done to them for them to break considering how well they are build, most likely just the completion trying to talk down Milwaukee's great tools!
February 9, 2019
Originally posted at
Stopped working after 8 months
No warning, just stopped working while at work and has no power. Just writing this review to give fellow consumers a heads up. A simple radio should last longer then 8 months.
October 6, 2018
Originally posted at
Never buy again
Work by Pittsburgh and does not get any stations other than one down the rd.
September 2, 2018
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I bought one of these last year and it sounded good at first. Within a few months it started fading and then completely stopped working. A few months later thinking it’s was just dumb luck I purchased a second one. Within one month the radio was no longer clear and the signal started going in and out. Then it started sounding like it was under water. After a few months of this it has now stopped working again. I should also make aware that this radio sat on the back of my quad and was garaged. It was not thrown around. This radio does not last and considering the money I spent, I will never buy one of these again.
August 25, 2018
Describe Yourself:
Beginner- Casual Do-it-Yourselfer
A.c. power stopped working
A.c. power don't work anymore shuts off on it's own every 5 to 10 min worked good for 6 months now it's a lemon. I own only Milwaukee tools lately been having nothing but problems with chargers and m18 products not built to handle Arizona elements.
June 16, 2018
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Lack of Power
Best Uses
Large Projects
Small Projects
Home Repair
Very happy
Works well & sound is great!! Durable and tough but my only complaint is that the unit does not do well in high volumes.
May 13, 2018
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
nice radio for the price but no to loud.
May 9, 2018

Questions & Answers

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Can you use Pandora radio through Bluetooth
Smokey on May 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Milwaukee 2890-20 does not have Bluetooth functionality
Is it a charger too?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This radio will charge certain cell phones with the right adaptors, but will not charge milwaukee batteries
Is there any data for battery life?
Mark on Jul 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I got one for my grandkids to use around the pool and when fishing.  It is a very good radio, good sound quality and long battery life.  The battery will last all day and more.  I charge at night after a days use.  I am very satisfied with this radio.
I understand that the aux compartment on top is weatherproof. But is the radio itself waterproof?
Marty on Jun 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this product is weatherproof.
How many watts is the amplifier on this model?
Ricky on May 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Produces up to 26 watts of sound
Does it charge the 18 volt Milwaukee battery when it is plugged in
Joseph on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It will not charge your battery no.
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Do you make a Bluetooth radio that also serves as a battery charger for the 18v batteries while plugged in?
Scott M on May 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, model 2792-20, the link to view the product is below:,default,pd.html
Can it charge my phone while it’s plugged into it?
A shopper on Mar 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the item will allow you to charge the phone while the radio is charging.
Does this have Bluetooth?
A shopper on Dec 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model 2890-20 does not have the Bluetooth feature.
Does this radio have both FM1 & FM2?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Model 2890-20 will only have the FM1.

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: M18 18V Heavy-Duty Jobsite Radio (Tool Only) - 2890-20 M18 18V Heavy-Duty Jobsite Radio (Tool Only) - 2890-80,
Tool Only - Batteries and Charger Sold Separately
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 1 Year 1 Year


The Milwaukee Warranty Every MILWAUKEE power tool is tested before leaving the factory and is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. MILWAUKEE will repair or replace (at MILWAUKEE's discretion), without charge, any tool (including battery chargers) which examination proves to be defective in material or workmanship from five (5) years after the date of purchase. Return the tool and a copy of the purchase receipt or other proof of purchase to a MILWAUKEE factory Service/Sales Support Branch location or MILWAUKEE Authorized Service Station, freight prepaid and insured. This warranty does not cover damage from repairs made or attempted by other than MILWAUKEE authorized personnel, abuse, normal wear and tear, lack of maintenance, or accidents.

The warranty period for V28, M12 and M18 Li-Ion Battery Packs is two (2) years from the date of purchase. XC M18 Battery packs carry a (3) year warranty. The warranty period for Ni-Cd Battery Packs, Flashlights, Radios, and Professional Hoists (lever, chain, and electric) is one (1) year from the date of purchase.

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