DEWALT DCR002 Bluetooth Radio Adapter

DEWALT Bluetooth Adapter Review

Blue Tooth Adapter

Manufacturer: DEWALT
Model number: DCR002
Price: 40.00
Power source: USB

DEWALT recently released their DCR002 Bluetooth Radio Adapter, an accessory to give users the ability to stream music from a phone or mobile device to almost any job-site radio with a 3.5 mm auxiliary input.

People these days are using their cell phones more and more on the job site, including listening to music.  The problem with hooking a phone up to a radio at a job-site is that there is a greater probability for theft and damage, and phones are fragile.


The DEWALT DCR002 Bluetooth Radio Adapter, has a range of up to 100 feet and is equipped with an LED indicator light that indicates on/off status, Bluetooth pairing mode, charging, and the successful connection to a Bluetooth compatible device.

The DCR002 is compatible with most major brands of job-site radio and will work with nearly any audio device with a 3.5 mm auxiliary input—including car and home stereos with a thicker than normal, sturdy looking cable.

Charging and Run-time

The unit is powered by an internal battery  that takes up to 4-hours to charge and has 8 hours of run-time which should allow most folks to listen for a days work.    The DCR002 can be charged by connecting it to a powered USB cord and plugging it into a wall outlet or into a USB charging port.

DEWALT Bluetooth Adapter Video


  • Range: up to 100 feet
  • Run-time: up to 8 hours
  • Includes: mounting dock, two adhesive mounting strips, a micro USB to USB charging cable, and USB to AC adapter.
  • Available: July 2014
  • Price: $40

DEWALT DCR002 Bluetooth Radio Adapter

How Does It Work

I tested this product on a job-site while I worked.  To test out the Bluetooth range I placed the radio outdoors while I was inside and vise-versa.  I tested it on different floors and on the other side of closed door.  This device worked magnificently up to 50-feet and failed at approximately 100-feet and greater.  Line of sight always gave the best results.

DEWALT needs to incorporate this technology in their next generation radios.  Currently, Milwaukee is the only company that has a radio with Bluetooth built-in.


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Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob Robillard

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