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
Not like the older genration saw
I had a 372xp I purchased about 5 years ago and it was an excellent saw until it seized up after moderately heavy use. I purchased another 372xp in December of 2012 and immediately noticed a lack of power compared to the former saw. I brought it to a tech who has sold and serviced Husqvarna and Jonsered for many years to get tuned and did not like what he had to say. The new 372's have a different ignition system and the bearing are sealed in plastic which have a short life expectancy. He said that he has seen many saws come in with blown bearings after light use. I didn't think I would say this, but I may be turning into a Stihl operator in the near future. I am not impressed with Husqvarna's quality.
May 9, 2013
I recently made the switch from running all Stihl saws to Husqvarna and WOW am I happy I did! The balance and power of this 372xp with a 24" bar and full chisel chain is amazing compared to the Stihl saws of the same size, my guys love the performance of the saw especially in hardwood like oak and hard maple and this saw will out-cut the other brand hands down. The saw starts very eaisly when hot or cold, it is very well balanced and power to weight ratio is excelent as well. This saw is a true pleasure to use. I noticed that this saw and the other new Husqvarna saws that I have purchased are so much smoother running with much less viberation than the competition it is unreal! I would highly recommend this saw to any professional Arborist/logger without question. I recently let another one of my Arborist friends use this saw on a White Oak removal and he was blown away at the power, speed and low viberations he is now selling off his Stihl units to get several of these 372xp saws. I have also made the change from MS200T climbing saws over to the Husqvarna 338xpt and my climbers LOVE them!!
March 29, 2013
I have owned my 372 for 4 years. Excellent saw! I upgraded from a 365.
Only gripe I too have is the Allen screws loosening up.
Over all good starting saw and relyable
February 24, 2013
After 5 years of cutting 8 cord of hardwoods per year with a couple of homeowner type saws, I decided to upgrade to the 372xp, and am I glad I did, it makes cutting firewood more fun than ever, it is light and fast and goes through Hickory with ease. My only regret is that I didn't get one sooner. I run it with a 20" bar and it works great. The only problem I found were the screws vibrating loose, something the dealer should warn the costumer about.
November 18, 2012
25 cords a year
When I had decided to buy a new chainsaw, I had intended to buy the 357, a friend advised me to step up to the 372. The cost was market compatible, the weight is acceptable, the saw never gives up on me, plenty of power. It has it's moments of hard to start, first time of the season or really wet conditions, but I am happy with the saw, it shows up to work. It does use more fuel and a wrap around bar would be nice. But I do love this saw.
October 29, 2012
ONE BIG PROBLEM !!
You cannot get PARTS !!
Simple items such as replacement "Chain Drive-Wheel(Sprocket)"
Replacement screws/bolts that vibrate loose and are lost.
This is a big problem and Husqvarna is UNRESPONSIVE to inquiries.
Even their local, authorized Servicers are unable to get these and many other parts from Husqvarna.
If you cannot get replacement parts, the saw becomes useless.
July 4, 2012
Great general purpose saw
While arguably not as good as the old 272xp the 372xp still gets the job done better than any other saw in its class. From felling to limbing to weekend fire wood the 372 delivers on weight, power, and reliability.
June 29, 2012