7 TOP Farmertec Holzfforma Chainsaws: The G888, G660, G111, G372XP, And More

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What is the best Farmertec Holzfforma Chainsaw?

It really depends on how much power you need – do you want or need the largest most powerful 122 cc G888, or are you after the lightweight top handled G111?

They are all really cheap compared to their Stihl or Husqvarna counterparts.

While you cannot expect Holzfforma chainsaws to be of the same quality and offer the same performance as the saws they’re based on, they do seem to perform really well – something that surprises many.

Best Holzfforma Chainsaw

Holzfforma G888

  • Stihl MS880 clone
  • 122 cc, 8.6 hp, 6.4 kW
  • 36, 42, 48, 62" bar
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Holzfforma G070

  • Stihl 070 clone
  • 105 cc, 8 hp, 4.8 kW
  • 28, 36, 48" bar
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Holzfforma G660

  • Stihl MS660 clone
  • 92 cc, 7 hp, 5.2 kW
  • 20, 25, 28, 32, 36" bar
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Holzfforma G460

  • Stihl MS460 clone
  • 76 cc, 5.4 hp, 4.4 kW
  • 20, 25, 28, 32" bar
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Holzfforma G111

  • Stihl MS200T clone
  • 35 cc, 2 hp, 1.7 kW
  • 12, 14, 16" bar
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Holzfforma G372XP

  • Husqvarna 372XP clone
  • 71 cc, 5.3 hp, 5.2 kW
  • 20, 25, 28" bar
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Holzfforma G272XP

  • Husqvarna 272XP clone
  • 72 cc, 5.3 hp, 3.6 kW
  • 20, 25, 28" bar
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*Holzfforma Chainsaws are sold without bars and chains from most retailers, and must be purchased separately.

Holzfforma chainsaws are made in China using the expired patents of Stihl, Husqvarna, and other chainsaw brands.

For the most part, Holzfforma reviews in the listings and in places like the 100,000 member Stihl FB Group are very positive.

There is the odd detractor, of course, but the majority of buyers and users appreciate the Hozfforma saws for what they are – a decent alternative to premium logging saws.

Here’s a bit more info on the 7 saws listed above.

1. Hozfforma G888 Chainsaw

Holzfforma Blue Thunder 122cc G888 Gasoline Chain Saw Power Head
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  • 122 cc, 8.6 hp
  • 27.3 lbs
  • Stihl MS880 clone

At 122 cc with 8.6 hp, the Farmertec G888 is the most powerful chainsaw the company offers – and I think it would be one of the top 5 most powerful saws in production today.

It’s a clone of the Stihl MS880 and is popular among those who don’t feel like (or can’t) pay the MS880 price (though the MS880 is now discontinued and the MS881 has taken its place).

The other thing is that many chainsaws like the MS881 can be very difficult to find in stock anywhere as well – Holzfforma chainsaws seem to be more available (as you’d expect, there being less demand for them).

The G888 is designed for a 36-inch bar or above and can be used for felling trees, bucking firewood, or in a chainsaw mill.

Pros:

  • Very powerful saw
  • Much cheaper than other options
  • Interchangeable parts with the MS880

Cons:

  • Won’t give the same performance as the real deal
  • May not be as reliable or last as long

2. Holzfforma G070 Chainsaw

Holzfforma Blue Thunder 105cc G070 Gasoline Chain Saw Power Head
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  • 105 cc, 8 hp
  • 24.5 lbs
  • Stihl 070 clone

The Farmertec Holzfforma G070 is another very powerful model.

It’s based on the Stihl 070 (which was slightly smaller than the Stihl 090). I believe the original Stihl models are still sold in some countries with more lax emissions standards, but you can’t buy new Stihl 070 or 090 saws in most western countries.

I would guess that the G070 meets these standards in order to be sold in the US, but I can’t confirm the exact differences in these systems compared to the original 070.

This is another saw that’s popular for use for felling, bucking, and chainsaw milling.

Pros:

  • Very powerful
  • Simple design
  • Parts available

Cons:

  • Not as well-reviewed as the G888

3. Holzfforma G660 Chainsaw

Holzfforma 92cc Blue Thunder G660 Gasoline Chain Saw Power Head
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  • 92 cc, 7 hp
  • 21.5 lbs
  • Stihl MS660 clone

The 92 cc Farmertec G660 is another big saw, and this one is more popular than the previous two.

It is rated for use with bars up to 36-inches, but there are many reports of people using them with cars up to 42 or 48″ – you’re just going to lose a bit of power.

This is a great firewood saw for use with large logs, and one which will happily run all day.

Reviews are really positive, and the main issue that may arise seems to be with the oiling system. It’s possible to pick up Stihl parts to solve the issue.

Pros:

  • A great saw that’s not overly powerful
  • A good all-rounder for a range of tasks
  • Much cheaper than the MS660/661

Cons:

  • Some common issues/problems

4. Holzfforma G466 Chainsaw

Holzfforma 76.5cc Blue Thunder G466 Gasoline Chain Saw Power Head
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  • 76 cc, 5.4 hp
  • 17.42 lbs
  • Stihl MS460 clone

The Holzfforma G466 still has a lot of power, but it’s much lighter and can be considered really cheap for what you’re getting.

As with the other saws, the parts are compatible with the model it’s based on (the MS460 and 046 in this case), and parts are reasonably easy to find.

It’s another good firewood chainsaw that can also be used for a bit of tree felling as well. Many people grab this one as a backup to their main Stihl saw.

Pros:

  • A decent mid-powered saw
  • Much cheaper than alternatives
  • Much lighter than the models above

Cons:

  • Not the same quality or performance as the MS460

5. Holzfforma G111 Chainsaw

Farmertec Holzfforma 35.2cc G111 Top Handle Gasoline Chain Saw Power Head
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  • 35 cc, 2 hp
  • 9.9 lbs
  • Stihl MS200T clone

The Holzfforma G111 is a clone of the exceptionally popular (and costly) Stihl MS200T.

However, the MS200T (or the follow-up MS201T) can be very hard to find in many states and countries, so the G111 is a good alternative.

Now, of course, it’s not as good as the Stihl, but it’s a decent alternative if you can’t afford it or can’t find the real deal.

The G111 is a top handle chainsaw that is good for working with up trees or for other branch and limb work.

It only weighs as much as a big newborn baby (which makes me think of why chainsaws were invented) and is easy to maneuver and work with for longer periods.

Pros:

  • Lightweight and maneuverable
  • Top handle for tree work
  • Decent power

Cons:

  • Some models are a dud that only have problems

6. Holzfforma G372XP Chainsaw

Holzfforma 71cc G372XP Gasoline Chain Saw Power Head
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  • 71 cc, 5.3 hp
  • 17.5 lbs
  • Husqvarna G372XP clone

The G372XP is our first Husqvarna clone on the list.

This saw is based on one of Husky’s most popular XP chainsaws – the 372XP.

As with the Stihl saws, it’s much cheaper and is reasonably well-reviewed. Some say it cuts just like the real thing and keeps up with other more premium saws, while others have had less positive experiences with it.

All of these saws should come with at least a 6-month home use or 3-month commercial use limited warranty – but this may vary depending on the retailer and location of purchase.

Pros:

  • A much cheaper version of the 372XP
  • Compatible parts with 372XP
  • Lots of happy users

Cons:

  • Some uphappy with performance

7. Holzfforma G272XP Chainsaw

Holzfforma 92cc G272XP PRO Chainsaw Power Head
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  • 72 cc, 5.3 hp
  • 15 lbs
  • Husqvarna 272XP clone

Another Husky clone, but this time the older version on the 372XP – for that reason, it may just be better to get the G372XP over the G272XP, though they are very similar.

This comes with a Walbro carb, an auto oil pump, and can be used with up to a 32″ bar.

The saw looks good, performs well, and is only a fraction of the price of the real thing.

Pros:

  • Cheap and performs well
  • Good for many tasks from firewood to felling

Cons:

  • Based on an older saw

Farmertec Holzfforma Chainsaw FAQs

farmertec holzfforma chainsaw review

Are Holzfforma bars any good?

Holzfforma bars can be bought on Amazon reasonably cheaply (compared to other brands).

For the price, they are really good and seem to perform well. They can receive chips easier than more expensive bars, but for long bars they hold up well.

Is it worth buying bulk Holzfforma chainsaws?

Farmertec sells 10 unit packages of many of their Holzfforma chainsaws on their website. 

If you think you can sell them for a bit of a mark-up, it might be worth buying them in bulk. Better yet, try and find 8 or 9 friends who would be willing to go in with you. 

It does make them even cheaper.

Can Holzfforma parts be used in Stihl and Husqvarna saws?

Yes, the right Holzfforma parts can be used in the right Stihl or Husky saws.

In fact, Farmertec chainsaw parts are among some of the closest copies you will find for saws like the MS880 or Stihl MS200T.

Can you modify Farmertec Holzfforma chainsaws?

Yes, just like most saws there are certain things you can do to get them screaming.

Check out this ported Farmertec G660 – plus it’s had a lot of other work done to it as well!

Can Holzfforma saws be used in a chainsaw mill?

Yes, many people use the more powerful models in a mill. 

In fact, because milling can be really hard on a saw, this might be one of the best uses for these saws. Rather than running your $2000 Stihl ragged, use a Holzfforma.

Is it better to buy a genuine used saw over a clone saw?

Some would say yes, others would say no.

If you can get a genuine saw for the same price as a clone, and you know enough about saws to really check its condition, it probably is the better option. 

It’s more likely to perform better over the long term.

Are Holzfforma saws better than Jon Cutter?

Jon Cutter Chainsaws is another brand from Farmertec, and generally speaking, no, they are not as good as Holzfforma.

They are a bit cheaper and not as well-reviewed.

Holzfforma Blue Thunder Review

The consensus seems to be that the Holzfforma Chainsaws are actually pretty good for the price.

As I’ve stated, as long as you’re not expecting them to perform as well as the real thing, you shouldn’t be too upset.

The quality control processes are unlikely to be as stringent as at the Stihl factory (or where Husky saws are made) so you are more likely to strike the odd lemon, but the warranty should hold for any immediate issues.

At the end of the day, these saws have many more positive reviews when compared to other Chinese manufactured chainsaws such as modern Craftsman Chainsaws.

Holzfforma chainsaws are worth testing out if you don’t have too much to lose.

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3 thoughts on “7 TOP Farmertec Holzfforma Chainsaws: The G888, G660, G111, G372XP, And More”

  1. I have been using holzfforma parts for years to repair stihl and huskys. They make the closest copy parts i have found. Many of the other parts brands are real shit. But it’s all in what you can afford.

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  2. If you’re mechanically minded and understand what is good and bad for a saw, the holzfforma saws will last. And with the savings you’d make not buying a Stihl, you can make a Holzfforma scream.

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