HUSQVARNA 372 XP®
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
Plenty of power for the price!
I bought a 372xp a couple of years ago now...you cannot go wrong with this saw. I have a 20 & 28 inch bars for my saw. this model pulls the 28 inch chain easily, with plenty of power to spare. I really recomended the adjustable oiler, I really like the fact that you can put down not to little oil and not to much. The best advise that I can give anybody thinking of purchasing this saw is..." Just buy it, you cannot go wrong"!
June 1, 2014
Great move-up in saws
I moved from a 359 saw to this XP372 and it was everything I had hoped for in a new saw. I have some very large diameter trees that my old 20" bar could not cut. You can upgrade this saw to a 24", but the power is not there. I was cutting 40"+ diameter cherry trees (at the base) with ease.
April 28, 2014
Great saw. Would buy another one.
The 372 xp is a fast and strong saw. You can cut all day with it and it never gives any problems. Great for bulking, felling, and fire wood.
March 25, 2014
This saw has plenty of power and is easy to crank, even in cold temps. I have been extremely pleased with it and would recommend it to anyone who cuts firewood to heat with or sale. I have ran 3 tanks of gas through it and it continues to get stronger.
March 4, 2014
The perfect saw!!
I got this saw today because I needed something with more power and the ability to support a larger bar. Coming from a 460 Rancher that pulls a 24' bar just fine this one rips through these oak trees like they are butter. I currently run a 28' bar which is plenty for my property. But, I have heard that this saw does flood easy. No problems yet.
February 26, 2014
I traded in a Lowe's version of a Husqvarna 455 for this 372XP. What a difference! You can dig the dogs in when cutting hardwood and it flies right through. The 455 would pretty much just cut using the weight of the saw.
I heat with wood so don't run it for a living but I'm hoping this is the last saw I buy for a long time. It starts easily, runs strong and doesn't weight a ton. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat!
December 21, 2013
Bought this saw with a big air filter and a 28 inch and 22 inch bar. Both with full chisel chains. Incredibly light and maneuverable with the 22 inch bar, a little front heavy with the 28 inch. Handles both bars very well when they are buried in a hardwood tree. Air filter stays incredibly clean even after 2 hours of work on a 60+ inch rotten fir snag tree, that left the whole saw a pretty brown color along with everything in a 30 meter radius of the trunk.
When warm starting with the decompression valve occasionally the pull cord does not fully return to the neutral position after a failed starting attempt. Refraining from using the valve seems to correct that issue.
Saw starts very easily unless you spam pull and flood it. Have to pull it like you mean it.
Bolts and allens had to be re-torqued after first few uses but are now seating properly.
Sucks fuel like a piggy. But after being broke in is similarly efficient to a 455 given the difference in tank size.
Price is comparable to both 2172s and Ms 441s and I prefer the performance and balance of this saw over both of the aforementioned.
Would recommend to any one who needs a saw that is a leg up from the firewood crowd.
November 17, 2013