HUSQVARNA 372 XP®
Power when it's needed!
We cut our own firewood, and living where we do, we have a lot of hardwood trees to cut. Around here, hickory and elm are the two hardest woods to cut. We were using a Jonsered 625ii and wanted a saw that was close in size and power to that saw, and that could run a 24" bar with ease. After looking at a lot of different saws, we chose the 372XP. We haven't used it a ton since we bought it, but we have put it through it's paces. The first thing that we really like is the snap on cover to access the spark plug and air filter. All of our other saws always involved screws to remove the cover. The air filter on this saw is the best that I've ever seen on any saw. It's like an automotive filter! It's easy to screw on and off. We also noticed that it stays pretty clean compared to other saws that we've run. The one complaint that we have about the saw is that it's easy to flood. We've flooded this thing a few times. I suppose that's just a matter of getting used to the saw. This saw is really easy on bar and chain oil. Make sure you read your manual and adjust the oil flow accordingly. Ours came factory one turn out, but we have a 24" bar and the book calls for 3 turns out. It's decent as far as gas consumption. Power is absolutely amazing. This thing screams! The other thing that we noticed is how smooth this thing is compared to our older saws. The anti-vibe on this thing is great. It's actually a bit lighter than the Jonsered 625ii even though this is a bigger saw and has a bigger bar than the Jonsered that we ran. Once this saw is warmed up, it's a breeze to start. You barely pull the cord once and it fires up ready to work. We've never had a warm saw start quite as easy. We don't use the decompression valve, but that's because we've never had one on a saw before and start ours fine without it. It is conveniently located at the top of the saw as opposed to the side of the saw like the older models. The clutch is an inboard clutch which is nice. The chain tensioner is the simplest that I've ever used. It's a really nice saw. It feels like it was designed to be easy to use, operate, and maintain. The owners manual could explain greasing the needle bearing a little better. Other than that, we feel that this saw is a quality saw and wouldn't be afraid to by another one if a tornado blew this one away!
October 7, 2011
My first XP saw
I recently purchased this saw as an upgrade from my old, trust 359. I read a lot of reviews on the 372 and knew what I wanted. I cut wood for myself and brother, and we also sell some firewood, so the saw isn't used daily, but weekly mostly. I've been amazed with the saw thus far. The speed, power and feel of the saw are first class in my mind. I've always been a Husqvarna fan, but recently bought a used Stihl MS660 Magnum because it was a good deal. I ran the saw and wasn't impressed with the 20cc bigger performance. Long story short, and a tune up and rings later-although the 660 is in a different class compared to the 372, I'm selling the Stihl. I love this 372. I'm running a 20" bar on it with a Oregon LGX chain and I'll be buying a 24" or 28" for occasional big trees. If you're upgrading from a smaller CC saw, you won't be disappointed. If you're downgrading from a larger CC saw, this one still screams. Check out a YouTube video I linked to see me running the 660 and 372 with 7 pin and 8 pin sprockets.
December 7, 2014
My father bought this saw 14 years ago and hasn't had a single problem with it. He used it and a John Deere to clear the 4 acre lot of bull pines and huge red/white oaks our house is in now. We heat with firewood and have a saw mill so it is used a lot. It starts on the 4th or 5th pull even today. Its nothing compared to my STIHL.
November 16, 2014
Disappointed this time in a Husky saw
I own several Husky's and like them. So I figured I couldn't go wrong buying a new 372XP. I bought one from a local dealer over an hour away from my home. Driving down to pick it up the dealer called me to tell me the saw wouldn't start. He said they should have it fixed by the time I arrived. It wasn't running when I did get there. They were calling around other shops about another carb for it. That is not a way to impress me. I ended up going out to lunch waiting for them to fix it. They said there was some sealant in the jets. Apparently they have had this problem in the 372's. I did take the saw home to try out. I was disappointed to see after spending this kind of money there isn't even a fuel sight gauge on this saw. That shouldn't cost that much. Also why can't I get a scrench that will take off the back bar nut on this thing with a full wrap handle? Husky did put a good air filter on this unit. The saw is decently balanced with a 28" bar on it. The power is there also.
November 7, 2014
My last chain saw?
Purchased from Madsen's Shop & Supply in Centalia, WA 3 years ago, I have used it primarily for wood cutting and some falling. Its power and light weight make it the best saw I have owned. Madsen's has great support for all Husqvarna pro saws and is staffed with knowledgeable people. I found it easy to maintain with a good web site and manuals.
July 25, 2014
Great for medium sized trees
I purchased the 372xp because I wanted a saw for falling trees and bucking trunks. The saw works great for falling, as it can run longer bars from 32-36". I feel it lacks the power necessary to buck large trunks with bars from 24-32". It will however, in time, certainly get the job done. The 372xp felt bulkier and seemed to lack the cutting power of my 365's. It may have just been me, or the saw, but my friend who also has great experience with the 365 felt the same. The 372xp is a great saw for falling trees, and bucking medium sized hardwood and softwood with shorter bars (20"). As a one saw armory this may be the perfect saw. I sold this saw, bought a 346xp, and a 390xp.
July 13, 2014
This is the second Husqvarna saw I have owned since 1980 and although I have used saws made by other manufactures provided by employers I like the power and reliability of the Husqvarna the best. The compression release makes this saw easy to start any time of year and it is lighter than the competitions saws of the same hp and cu in.
June 10, 2014
I have a husky 51 that I bought back in 94. I needed another saw so I bought a stihl 390. I did not like it. Compared to the 51 it sucked gas and the power was not there. So after a few years of disappointment I was looking again. I choose the 372. So far only 1 issue. The engine was cold and when I went to start it flooded out. I have no idea why. After pulling the spark plug and pulling the cord to get the gas out of the chamber it started in 2 pulls. The 372 has all the power that I need and then some. So all in all I am pleased with this saw.
June 2, 2014