Key to symbols WARNING! Chain saws can be dangerous! Careless or incorrect use can result in serious or fatal injury to the operator or others. Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine. Always wear: •...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Personal protective equipment WARNING! Most chain saw accidents happen when the chain touches the operator. You must use approved personal protective equipment whenever you use the machine. Personal protective equipment cannot eliminate the risk of injury but it will reduce the degree of injury if an accident does happen.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Chain brake and front hand guard Your chain saw is equipped with a chain brake that is designed to stop the chain immediately if you get a kickback. The chain brake reduces the risk of accidents, but only you can prevent them.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • During felling your left hand grasps the front handle in such a way that it cannot activate the chain brake. In this position, i.e. when your left hand is in such a position that it cannot affect the movement of the front hand guard, the chain brake can only be activated by the inertia of the counterweight.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Mufﬂer The mufﬂer is designed to keep noise levels to a minimum and to direct exhaust fumes away from the user. WARNING! The exhaust fumes from the engine are hot and may contain sparks which can start a ﬁre. Never start the machine indoors or near combustible material! In areas with a hot, dry climate there is a high risk of ﬁres.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Grasp the chain saw ﬁrmly, wrapping your ﬁngers and thumbs around the handles. Apply full throttle and activate the chain brake by tilting your left wrist forward onto the front hand guard. Do not let go of the front handle. The chain should stop immediately. Throttle lock •...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Mufﬂer Never use a machine that has a faulty mufﬂer. Regularly check that the mufﬂer is securely attached to the machine. If the mufﬂer on your machine is ﬁtted with a spark arrestor mesh this must be cleaned regularly. A blocked mesh will cause the engine to overheat and may lead to serious damage.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Chain A chain is made up of a number of links, which are available in standard and low-kickback versions. None Standard Cutting link Drive link Side link Combining these links in different ways gives different degrees of kickback reduction. In terms of kickback reduction alone, four different types of link are available.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Sharpening your chain and adjusting raker clearance WARNING! The risk of kickback is increased with a badly sharpened chain! General information on sharpening cutting teeth • Never use a blunt chain. When the chain is blunt you have to exert more pressure to force the bar through the wood and the cuttings will be very small.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Always ﬁle cutting teeth from the inside face. Reduce the pressure on the return stroke. File all the teeth on one side ﬁrst, then turn the chain saw over and ﬁle the teeth on the other side. •...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Raise the tip of the bar and stretch the chain by tightening the chain tensioning screw using the combination spanner. Tighten the chain until it does not sag from the underside of the bar. • Use the combination spanner to tighten the bar nuts while lifting the tip of the bar at the same time.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Lubricating the bar tip sprocket Lubricate the bar tip sprocket each time you refuel. Use the special grease gun and a good quality bearing grease. Needle bearing lubrication The clutch drum is ﬁtted with one of the following drive sprockets: A Spur sprocket (the chain sprocket is welded on the drum) B Rim sprocket (replaceable)
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING! Most chain saw accidents happen when the chain touches the operator. Wear personal protective equipment. See instructions under the heading Personal protective equipment. Do not tackle any job that you feel you are not adequately trained for. See instructions under the headings Personal protective equipment, How to avoid kickback, Cutting equipment and General working...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 5 You must have a steady stance in order to have full control over the chain saw. Never work standing on a ladder, in a tree or where you do not have ﬁrm ground to stand on. 6 Always use a fast cutting speed, i.e. full throttle. 7 Take great care when you cut with the top edge of the bar, i.e.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Starting WARNING! Long term inhalation of the engine’s exhaust fumes, chain oil mist and dust from sawdust can represent a health risk. • Never start a chain saw unless the bar, chain and all covers are ﬁtted correctly. •...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS General working instructions WARNING! This section describes basic safety rules for using a chain saw. This information is never a substitute for professional skills and experience. If you get into a situation where you feel unsafe, stop and seek expert advice. Contact your chain saw dealer, service agent or an experienced chain saw user.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Terms Cutting = General term for cutting through wood. Limbing = Cutting branches off a felled tree. Splitting = When the object you are cutting breaks off before the cut is complete. There are ﬁve important factors you should consider before making a cut: 1 Make sure the cutting equipment will not jam in the cut.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS The log is supported at both ends. There is a high risk that the chain will jam. Start by cutting from above (about 1/3 of the way through). Finish by cutting from below so that the two cuts meet. Limbing When limbing thick branches you should use the same approach as for cutting.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Remove any undergrowth from the base of the tree and check the area for obstacles (stones, branches, holes, etc.) so that you have a clear path of retreat when the tree starts to fall. Your path of retreat should be roughly 135 degrees away from the intended felling direction.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS We recommend that you use a bar that is longer than the diameter of the tree, so that you can make the felling cut and directional cuts with single cutting strokes. See the Technical data section to ﬁnd out which lengths of bar are recommended for your saw.
Husqvarna 372XP XXXX XXXXXXX Husqvarna AB Huskvarna, SWEDEN 362XP 365, 372XP What is what on the chain saw? 1 Cylinder cover 2 Front handle 3 Front hand guard 4 Starter 5 Chain oil tank 6 Starter handle 7 Adjuster screws, carburettor...
Fitting the bar and chain WARNING! Always wear gloves, when working with the chain. Check that the chain brake is in disengaged position by moving the front hand guard towards the front handle. Remove the bar nuts and remove the clutch cover (chain brake).
Mixture 1:50 (2%). • If HUSQVARNA two-stroke oil is not available, you may use another two-stroke oil of good quality that is intended for air cooled engines. Contact your dealer when selecting an oil.
Fuelling WARNING! Taking the following precautions, will lessen the risk of ﬁre: Do not smoke or place hot objects near fuel. Always shut off the engine before refuelling. When refuelling, open the fuel cap slowly so that any excess pressure is released gently. Tighten the fuel cap carefully after refuelling.
STARTING AND STOPPING Starting and stopping WARNING! Note the following before starting: Never start a chain saw unless the bar, chain and all covers are ﬁtted correctly. Otherwise the clutch can come loose and cause personal injuries. Always move the machine away from the refuelling area before starting.
STARTING AND STOPPING Reactivate the chain brake by pushing the front hand guard back towards the front handle. The chain saw is now ready for use. Stopping Stop the engine by switching off the ignition. 28 – English...
Carburettor Function, Basic settings, Fine adjustment WARNING! Do not start the chain saw unless the bar, chain and clutch cover (chain brake) are ﬁtted, otherwise the clutch may come loose and cause personal injury. Function • The carburettor governs the engine’s speed via the throttle control.
WARNING! Contact your servicing dealer, if the idle speed setting cannot be adjusted so that the chain stops. Do not use the chain saw until it has been properly adjusted or repaired. High speed jet H • The high speed jet H inﬂuences the power and engine speed of the machine.
The ﬁlter must therefore be replaced with a new one at regular intervals. A damaged air ﬁlter must always be replaced. A HUSQVARNA chain saw can be equipped with different types of air ﬁlter according to working conditions, weather, season, etc. Contact your dealer for advice.
Bar -15": Bar 15" -18": Bar 18" -24": Bar 24" -: These recommendations apply to Husqvarna’s chain oil, for other chain oils increase the oil ﬂow by one step. Cooling system To keep the working temperature as low as possible the machine is equipped with a cooling system.
”Air Injection” centrifugal cleaning Centrifugal cleaning means the following: All air to the carburettor passes through the starter. Dirt and dust is centrifuged out by the cooling fan. IMPORTANT! In order to maintain operation of the centrifugal cleaning system it must be regularly maintained. •...
Below you will ﬁnd some general maintenance instructions. Daily maintenance 1 Check that the components of the throttle control work safely. (Throttle lock and throttle control.) 2 Clean the chain brake and check that it operates safely. Make sure that the chain catcher is undamaged, and replace it if necessary.
Technical data Engine Cylinder displacement, cm Cylinder bore, mm Stroke, mm Idle speed, rpm Recommended max. speed, rpm Power, kW/ rpm (Europe) Power, kW/ rpm (Australia) Ignition system Manufacturer of ignition system Type of ignition system Spark plug Electrode gap, mm Fuel and lubrication system Manufacturer of carburettor Carburettor type...
EC-declaration of conformity (Applies to Europe only) Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel: +46-36-146500, declares under sole responsibility that the chain saws Husqvarna 362XP SPECIAL/XPG SPECIAL, 365 SPECIAL and 372XP/XPG from 2002’s serial numbers and onwards (the year is clearly stated in plain text on the type plate with subsequent serial number), are in conformity with the requirements of the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVES:...