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
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
I bought my saw a little over a year ago for a long lasting firewood saw. I cut about 15 cord a year, and a lot of it is just too big for my old 350 to handle. I run with a 20" Full Chisel, and a 24" full chisel and have been nothing but impressed at the power and dependability of the saw! Make sure to run only non ethanol premium, and good oil, and I am confident this saw will last a life time for someone like me.
November 11, 2013
Bad out of the box
I bought a brand new 372xp and it had a bad crank bearing straight out of the box.Kind of left me wondering about the husqvarna quality assurance program.I returned it to my vendor and after about a week husqvarna agreed to replace it with a brand new saw.The new saw is a beast.The only negative is it floods easy.My 07 372 is still strong and i hope i have as much luck with the new saw.
October 6, 2013
great saw for felling and bucking hardwoods
I purchased this saw as my largest saw of my line up. I wanted a saw that could run a 24'' or28''bar with ease and this saw does just that. The build of the saw is great very robust. The saw is very well balanced and is a pleasure to use. I hope the few crank bearing failures I've read about have been just flukes or problems due to gas. I bought this saw to make sure I could get a saw without auto tune. I know the 550 562 and 576 are prob selling well but I like simple and for me when something messed up in the woods I like the fact I can throw a new carb on without programing ect. I also will say my dealer #Monroe Tractor in Monroe, NC# was great to work with and Tony H was very helpful. I look forward to dealing with them again.
August 13, 2013
not very well built
i have two 372xp's less that and year old the first has had the crank bearing and seals already changed while still being less than 3 months old the second one as already blown up running just tru fuel in it and it wasn't warrantied because of fuel issues it also has been in the shop 3 times because of carb and ignition issue when it was brand new that still isnt fixed
June 2, 2013
This saw has been with me one month and it cuts great and goes all day, i am glad i spent my money however to day the ignition switch stopped working at only a month old which was very dissapointing, now i have to go and get it fixed I don't know why this happened,however it is very annoying.
June 1, 2013
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