Best MasterForce Cordless Tool Reviews | Now With Boost Technology Buying Guides

Best MasterForce Cordless Tool Reviews | Now With Boost Technology


When MasterForce Tools made the change to 20V Max cordless, we saw a significant improvement in performance and design. Now, the best MasterForce cordless tools are gaining even more performance from Boost Technology.

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What is MasterForce Boost Technology?

MasterForce Cordless Tools with Boost Technology

Masterforce Boost is a combination of an advanced battery and electronics within MasterForce cordless brushless tools that detect when you have a Boost pack installed. It works on both ends independently, but to an even greater degree together.

For example, the advanced design of a Boost battery natively has better power delivery than a standard pack, so your MasterForce 20V max tools will see a bump in performance.

Masterforce Boost Battery

Likewise, Masterforce Boost cordless tools offer a step up in performance all on their own—even when using a standard 20V max battery.

However, when you combine the two—a Boost tool with a Boost battery—you get performance levels that are even higher!

Best MasterForce Cordless Tools

MasterForce Boost Drill/Hammer Drill

Best Masterforce Cordless Tools | Boost Drill Driver

Upgrading the most popular MasterForce cordless tool, the 20V drill/driver and hammer drill are a no-brainer as replacements for their other cordless counterparts. This 2-speed drill now boasts 2,000 RPM on the top end with 800 in-lbs of torque in low. That’s up from the 1,850 RPM and 700 in-lbs of torque we saw in the previous brushless model and competes much better with premium brands.

  • Chuck: 1/2-inch
  • Motor: Boost 20V brushless
  • No-Load Speed: 0 –550/0 – 2,000 RPM
  • Max Torque: 800 in-lbs
  • Blow Rate (Hammer Drill Only): 0 – 8,800/0 – 32,000 BPM
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs (drill), 3.6 lbs (hammer drill)
  • Price: $139.99 (drill), $149.99 (hammer drill), including 2.5Ah Boost battery and charger

MasterForce Boost Oscillating Multi-Tool

Best Masterforce Cordless Tools | Boost Oscillating Multi-Tool

MasterForce only has one cordless oscillating multi-tool currently available, but there shouldn’t be much complaining considering it’s part of the Boost line. While its 3.6º oscillation angle and 18,000 OPM rate keep you cutting and sanding quickly, it’s the vibration control that’s really impressive.

MasterForce’s RVS—Reduced Vibration System—is some 75% lower than its competition. That’s low enough to make it the best in its class according to MasterForce. The magic is in a separated system. The head is intsalled to a vibration-reducing, flexible connector that absorbs a ton of vibration before it can reach the handle.

  • Accessory Interface: Universal with magnetic grip (tool-free)
  • Motor: Boost 20V brushless
  • No-Load Speed: 11,000 – 18,000 OPM
  • Oscillation Angle: 3.6º (1.8º left and right)
  • Weight: 2.3 lbs
  • Price: $99.99 bare

Masterforce Boost Compact Reciprocating Saw

Best Masterforce Cordless Tools | Boost One-Hand Reciprocating Saw

MasterForce is challenging the cutting performance leaders with their Boost 20V compact reciprocating saw. Going with a one-hand design, it combines a 1-inch stroke length with a 3100 SPM stroke rate to cut much more aggressively than other models in this class. We still like it primarily for PVC and thin metal cutting, but it’s better in wood than most of the one-hand models out there.

  • Motor: Boost 20V brushless
  • Stroke Length: 1 inch
  • Stroke Rate: 3100 SPM
  • Shoe: Pivoting
  • Weight: 3.9 lbs
  • Price: $99.99 bare

MasterForce 20V Brushless Impact Driver

Best Masterforce Cordless Tools | Brushless Impact Driver

With the latest upgrade to MasterForce’s brushless impact driver, the shift to 1700 in-lbs of torque, 2800 max RPM, and 3-speed controls lifted it into professional performance levels. Though its design isn’t as sleek as some, that’s easily forgivable considering how much we love that LED light halo!

  • Drive: 1/4-inch hex
  • Motor: 20V brushless
  • Max Speed: 2800 RPM
  • Impact Rate: 3300 IPM
  • Max Torque: 1700 in-lbs
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs
  • Price: $99.99 bare, $199.99 with 2.0Ah battery, 4.0Ah battery, and charger

MasterForce 20V 1/2-inch Brushless Impact Wrench

Best Masterforce Cordless Tools | Brushless Impact Wrench

There are a couple of impact wrenches to choose from in MasterForce’s lineup, and we’d recommend going with the 1/2-inch model. For starters, it has a brushless motor. It’s also the most powerful in the line. Turning up to 2200 RPM with 500 ft-lbs of torque, it’s an excellent mid-torque model to handle your automotive and heavy fastening needs.

  • Drive: 1/2-inch square
  • Motor: 20V brushless
  • No-Load Speed: 0 – 2200 RPM
  • Impact Rate: 3000 IPM
  • Max Torque: 500 ft-lbs
  • Weight: 7.7 lbs
  • Price:$219 with 4.0Ah battery and charger

MasterForce 20V 7 1/4-inch Brushless Circular Saw

Best Masterforce Cordless Tools | Brushless Circular Saw

With the move to a brushless motor, MasterForce’s cordless circular saw takes on a full-size 7 1/4-inch design. It gets a durability upgrade with a full metal blade guard and cover to go along with its aluminum shoe. An electric brake rounds off a feature set that clearly sets this saw above what we expect from DIY models and points to its more professional focus.

  • Motor: 20V brushless
  • Blade Diameter: 7 1/4-inch
  • Blade Orientation: Right
  • No-Load Speed: 4800 RPM
  • Bevel Capacity: 56º
  • Max Depth at 90º: 2 7/16-inch
  • Max Depth at 45º: 1 13/16-inch
  • Price: $149 bare, $219 with 4.0Ah battery and charger

MasterForce 20V Brushless Reciprocating Saw

Best Masterforce Cordless Tools | Brushless Reciprocating Saw

MasterForce’s brushless reciprocating saw is right in the sweet spot with other professional-level models at 3100 SPM and a 1 1/8-inch stroke rate. Odd as it may seem, not every full-size cordless reciprocating saw takes advantage of faster cutting in wood with a selectable orbital action. But MasterForce does, and you get it for less than a lot of the models that don’t.

  • Motor: 20V brushless
  • Stroke Rate: 3100 SPM
  • Stroke Length: 1 1/8-inch
  • Weight: 5.95 lbs
  • Price: $139.99 bare, $199.99 with 4.0Ah battery and charger

MasterForce 20V Batteries and Accessories

  • 2.5Ah Boost Battery
  • 2.0Ah battery
  • 4.0Ah battery
  • 150-watt inverter
  • USB power adapter

Get More From Your MasterForce Batteries With These Cordless Products

While we think the MasterForce Boost and brushless lines are the best MasterForce cordless tools you can get, there are others available as well. Check out this list to choose some of the products that make your tool set more complete without having to jump to another battery system.

  • 3/8-inch right angle drill
  • 4 1/2-inch angle grinder
  • Band saw
  • 5-inch random orbit sander
  • Jig saw
  • 4-gallon shop vacuum
  • Inflator
  • Bluetooth radio
  • Flood and work lights
  • Heated vest

MasterForce Lawn Care Tools

Even when you have your to-do list under control, the lawn still needs cutting. If you’re ready to make the switch to battery and stop dragging that extension cord around, MasterForce has you covered there as well.

  • 12-inch string trimmer
  • 22-inch hedge trimmer
  • 400 CFM blower
  • 400 PSI pressure washer

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Save Even More

While we’ve listed the regular price for our best MasterForce cordless tool choices, the reality is you’ll likely pay less. Menards is constantly running sales on these tools and there are frequently mail-in rebates you can take advantage of as well.

Are MasterForce Tools Any Good?

MasterForce cordless tools have always been a good value for folks that like to shop at Menards. Two product generations ago, we’d have no problem recommending them for DIYers.

However, the move to the 20V max and 20V Boost lines are significant. The performance levels are absolutely on par with what professionals need to get the job done. Sure, there are premium brands out there that push the envelope further, but these tools give you a tremendous bang for your buck for value-minded Pros.

MasterForce also covers their cordless tools with a 3-year warranty. Since Masterforce is a the house brand for Menards, all warranties are handled over the counter—right in the store. So long as you have a receipt and are within the warranty period, you can exchange a broken tool for the same tool. As we understand it, if the exact tool isn’t available, it can often be exchanged for a reasonable equivalent. In our opinion, that really lends additional value and credibility to the brand.

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Charlie S.

Any word on when MasterForce will come out with a cordless router and cordless nailer?

Ryan H

So, are these basically cousins to the Kobalt 24v and Skil 20v PWRCore lines? To be honest, that’s what I’m seeing and it’s not at all a bad thing. I kinda wish I had a Menards nearby.