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Husqvarna 372
« on: April 29, 2012, 08:49:44 PM »


I'm looking at maybe buying a new saw and just wounder what you guys thought of the 372. I will be mostly bucking logs and using for storm clean up and stuff like that.

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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 09:03:34 PM »
It's a great saw and preferred by many woodcutters.
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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 09:21:30 PM »
I have the Jonsered 2171, same saw as the 372. The new 372 has some updates, and Jonsered makes a 2172 now with the same upgrades. I like mine, it is a good running saw.
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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 09:40:32 PM »
I have had two of them. I like the balance and power of them but they do not seem to last as long as my Stihl ms440s. I don't get more than about two years out of them.
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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 10:20:53 PM »
I have one,probably 6 years old now. It gets used just about daily,but only 3-4 hours a day.  Just starting to have small problems with it,like the anti vibration springs broke.
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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 10:33:22 PM »
Probably one of the most popular Husky saws ever built and with good reason. Nicely balanced and good power with a 24" bar.
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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 07:02:00 AM »
I have one 6 yrs old now. Have cut about 30 truckloads (log truck) of DF logs with it, about 7 CDs of firewood each year plus mill about 2000 bf of lumber/ year with it. Just normal wear and tear, on bar#2 now, still running great!
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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 04:33:45 PM »
372 is a good saw.
I like my 044 better........but the 372 is a good runner  ;)
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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 04:57:55 PM »
Thanks for the info i just ran one today love it. Going buy one ;D

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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 05:46:38 PM »
I've only had mine since last summer, and as a homeowner user, I love it.  I have friends that cut for a living and they swear by them.  Great saw; but, so is the Johnny 2171/2172.  You won't regret either one.

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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 12:09:04 AM »
I have a 372 which I've running since new for about 4 yrs now. The only complaint is when heavy bucking the chips don't clear from the sprocket cover well enough and the chain jams up solid in the bar rails and sprocket nose, and it takes a bit of rubbing the chain back and forth on the log to free the chain up. Does any one else have this problem?

I ran Stihl for 28 [Jonsered 6 yrs before that] and only switched to Husky 4 yrs ago. I missed out on the 272XP when they were out in the early 1990s but I found a brand new one last year that was never used. Comparing it to my 372XP which has a inboard clutch [272 has outboard clutch] the 272Xp doesn't plug up the b/c like the 372 does. I credit that to the outboard clutch on the 272 helping clear the sprocket cover better.

Btw the older 272XP is a better balanced saw. 
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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 04:02:13 AM »
I have two,well actually one is a 371xp,but I wouldn't trade them for anything.
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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 09:24:35 AM »
372 The only complaint is when heavy bucking the chips don't clear from the sprocket cover well enough and the chain jams up solid in the bar rails and sprocket nose, and it takes a bit of rubbing the chain back and forth on the log to free the chain up. Does any one else have this problem?

Just throwing this out there for you. There was a standard and wide cover option for those saws. I researched and learned about the wide cover when wanting more chip clearance for a 5ci 372 racesaw.

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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2012, 09:48:59 AM »
I'm going to have to say that just about every one of those saws I've ever seen was a good runner  stock or modified .

In say the 5 cube class of racing these things are shy about a half a cubic inch in displacement which doesn't seem to make the much difference because they can still run with the best of them .

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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2012, 09:54:13 AM »
372 The only complaint is when heavy bucking the chips don't clear from the sprocket cover well enough and the chain jams up solid in the bar rails and sprocket nose, and it takes a bit of rubbing the chain back and forth on the log to free the chain up. Does any one else have this problem?

Just throwing this out there for you. There was a standard and wide cover option for those saws. I researched and learned about the wide cover when wanting more chip clearance for a 5ci 372 racesaw.
Thanks Kevin I'll look into ordering one.
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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2012, 10:53:14 AM »
I posted comparison pics and part number for you.  ;)

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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2012, 12:20:59 PM »
We only use 395xp for cutting, but when I was topping I used a 372 & loved it. Probably my favorite saw, it seemed perfectly balanced for that type of work. I would buy another if I came across one at the right price.

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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2012, 09:02:26 PM »
I have a 372 which I've running since new for about 4 yrs now. The only complaint is when heavy bucking the chips don't clear from the sprocket cover well enough and the chain jams up solid in the bar rails and sprocket nose, and it takes a bit of rubbing the chain back and forth on the log to free the chain up. Does any one else have this problem?

Kind of sounds like your bar's getting too hot and pinching the chain once it starts to expand... then frees up once it cools a little from you having to mess with it.   :D   Maybe get a new bar and try it out..? 
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Re: Husqvarna 372
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2012, 11:19:28 PM »
I have a 372 which I've running since new for about 4 yrs now. The only complaint is when heavy bucking the chips don't clear from the sprocket cover well enough and the chain jams up solid in the bar rails and sprocket nose, and it takes a bit of rubbing the chain back and forth on the log to free the chain up. Does any one else have this problem?

Kind of sounds like your bar's getting too hot and pinching the chain once it starts to expand... then frees up once it cools a little from you having to mess with it.   :D   Maybe get a new bar and try it out..?
No it's definately compacted wood fibre jammed up in the bar rail groove and bar nose. My b/c is .058 which offers even better clearance then the .050
My bar is in top shape. Tried several bars in 20" 22" 24" all the same.

As I have proven my 395XP 346XP and 272XP with their outboard clutches can "noodle split " a round and not plug up the sprocket cover as bad as my 372 inboard does.
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