Masterforce Ultra Compact Impact Driver Shaves Size, Weight, And Stress On Your Tool Budget
Grabbing the highest-performing impact driver comes at more than just one cost. Price is certainly part of it, but they can also be heavier and larger than their compact counterparts. For those of you who are willing to bring the performance down a notch to get a more compact tool with a lower price tag, walk with us through what the Masterforce 20V Ultra Compact brushless impact driver has to offer.
Masterforce 20V Ultra Compact Brushless Impact Driver Performance
Starting off with what the specifications list details, you’re looking at a top speed of 2800 RPM to go with 3500 IPM and 1800 in-lbs of torque coming from the brushless motor. It’s a single-speed design with a variable speed trigger to control the drive.
In practice, the working speed is a bit lower than you get from the higher-performing Boost model, but it still has the power to drive larger screws such as our GRK Fasteners 3/8-inch x 8-inch RSS screws.
It’s useful for most of the screws and bolts you come across on your weekend projects and home repairs. We’d draw the line for this one at driving lag screws or trying to take off lug nuts, though.
Masterforce 20V Ultra Compact Brushless Impact Driver Design Notes
Compared to the Boost impact driver, the Ultra Compact model sheds both size and weight. The head measures 4.9 inches long and has a working weight of 3.4 pounds with a 2.0Ah battery (2.3 pounds bare). That’s 1/2 a pound lighter and an inch shorter than its big brother.
Like the hammer drill, the impact driver’s handle contours for a comfortable grip and favors larger hands. Medium and even small hands won’t have too much trouble, but if you’re the type of person that doesn’t like slim handles, you’ll enjoy Masterforce’s design.
- Foot-mounted LED light
- Integrated bit holder
- Removeable belt clip can install on the left or right sides
- Compatible with all Masterforce 20V FlexPower and Boost batteries
Masterforce 20V Ultra Compact Brushless Impact Driver Price
The regular price for this model is $110.99 and it comes with a 2.0Ah battery and charger. Menards runs sales frequently, so it’s possible to get an even better price.
Impact drivers pair well with drills, so consider getting the Masterforce Ultra Compact combo that includes the impact driver, drill driver, two 2.0Ah batteries, and a charger for $178.99.
The Bottom Line
While it’s not as feature-rich or at the same performance level as the Boost model, the Masterforce Ultra Compact impact driver is significantly smaller and lighter. Don’t accuse it of having sub-par performance, though. This little impact can drive all the fasteners we ask of our Pro models and has a price tag that’s much easier on your wallet.
- Model: Masterforce 241-0382
- Power Source: Masterforce 20V battery
- No-Load Speed: 0 – 2800 RPM
- Impact Rate: 0 – 3500 IPM
- Max Torque: 1800 in-lbs
- Head Length:
- Weight: 2.3 pounds bare, 3.4 pounds with 2.0Ah battery
I can see the Chervon DNA.