You can forget about all of the plastic crankcases used on the previous Husqvarna chainsaws, as the 372xp is really a professional chainsaw, built to handle the most demanding work.
This means that it will be heavier and harder to use than its predecessors in the product range, but will deliver greater torque and power, while still being a pretty fast saw.
A powerful chainsaw
The Husqvarna 372xp is a powerful chainsaw designed to help you with everything you might need, from felling to cutting through the toughest trees, like ash, oak, and hard maple without slowing down in the process. This makes it one of the best saws for commercial use. It can handle 50 inches bars with ease.
Easy to use
Compared to other professional chainsaws, the Husqvarna 372xp offers the same power but less weight, probably due to its magnesium crankcase. The first thing you will notice about it is that you can carry it all day long through the woods without feeling that you have extra weight on you.
The anti vibration that comes with the 372xp model works smoothly. You probably wouldn’t have expected this from a professional chainsaw, but you can use it eight hours a day and still don’t feel your arms numb or dull in the end. This is due to the special vibration reduction system built into it, which is designed to reduce fatigue and works like a charm.
You will also find that once the saw is warmed up, it is very easy to start it, and it offers fairly decent gas consumption.
Maintenance and repairs
The 372xp should have pretty high service duration, of up to several years, before repairs and maintainance will be necessary. That is if everything goes according to plan.
The air filter, as you would expect from a Husqvarna chainsaw, works well and keeps everything nice and clean. It’s also easy to screw on and off, so you can work on it when or if need be.
Floodings and getting it started
At least until you get used to it, you should expect the Husqvarna 372xp to flood easily. Try to take it slow in the beginning and get the hang of it. Some of the other problems you will have with it in the beginning are getting it started, especially if you operate under wet weather conditions.
Maintenance and components
You can expect various repairs to require from time to time. Many components can fail in time and you should keep a close eye to spot defects as early as possible – while it’s still in warranty period.
One of the most common failures with the 372xp is the loose screws. The vibration will loosen the screws and you’ll have to tighten them up manually frequently.
A decent solution!
Overall, the Husqvarna 372xp should prove to be a decent solution for professional users, offering enough power to weight ratio for a somewhat higher price. If you are willing to keep it safe by inspecting it frequently and make the repairs it needs in time, it should have a good life span.
|Cylinder displacement||70.7 cc|
|Power output||5.3 hp|
|Maximum power speed||9600 rpm|
|Maximum recommended engine speed||13500 rpm|
|Fuel tank volume||26.04 fl oz|
|Fuel consumption||490 g/kWh|
|Idling speed||2700 rpm|
|Spark plug||Champion RCJ7Y, NGK BPMR7A|
|Electrode gap||0.02 “|
|Torque, max.||4.3 Nm/6600 rpm|
|Oil tank volume||0.84 US pint|
|Oil pump type||Automatic|
|Oil pump capacity||4-20 ml/min|
|Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) front / rear handle||3.5/4 m/s?|
|Sound pressure level at operators ear||103 dB(A)|
|Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA)||115 dB(A)|
|Recommended bar length, min-max||15″-28″|
|Chain speed at max power||70.21 fts|
|Chain gauge||0.058 “|
|Weight (excl. cutting equipment)||13.4 lbs|