bing tracking image
  1. Trailer Winch
  2. Dutton-Lainson
  3. Brake Hand Winch
  4. Utility Winch
  5. Wire Rope
  6. Standard Duty
Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - 1,500 lbs

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - 1,500 lbs

Item # DL10950
Our Price: $94.94
You Save: 41%
Trailer Winch
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Add to cart
In Stock
Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL10950
zoom in icon
slider vertical icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

Customer Photos


Need help with installation?
Locate installers near me
This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required. Great Prices for the best trailer winch from Dutton-Lainson. Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - 1,500 lbs part number DL10950 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (23)
  • Q & A (0)
  • Photos

Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL10950

  • Brake Hand Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Wire Rope
  • Standard Duty
  • Worm Gear Winch
  • Dutton-Lainson
  • Standard Hand Crank

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required.


  • Worm-gear winch is designed for standard-duty vertical lifting applications
  • Crank 1 direction to lift, the other direction to lower
    • Load automatically holds when reel stops turning
  • Laminated, high carbon steel gears are heat treated for longer life
  • Heavy-gauge embossed steel base for extra strength
  • Permanently lubricated bearings on drive shaft are maintenance free
  • Handle drive
  • Powder coated copper bronze finish
  • Made in the USA


  • Capacity: 1,500 lbs
  • Maximum cable length:
    • 3/16" diameter: 81'
    • 7/32" diameter: 61'
    • 1/4" diameter: 43'
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Worm Gear Specifications
ModelWinch DescriptionRated Capacity (1)Drum Hub DiameterGear RatioHandle LengthMax. Mechanical AdvantageMax. Drum Capacity - Cable (2)
DL10950Reg. Drum Handle Drive1,500 lb.1-1/2"30:17"2401/4" x 43'

(1) Capacity is based on direct line pull on the first layer of line on the drum. Capacity is reduced as line builds up on the drum. (2) Drum capacity shown is based on cable size listed. (Cable not included.)

Winches are not to be used as hoists for lifting, supporting or transporting people, or for loads over areas where people can be present.

10950 Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch - 1,500 lbs - Model WG1500

Installation Details DL10950 Installation instructions

Customer Satisfaction Score:

Customer Reviews

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - 1,500 lbs - DL10950

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required.


Well, between getting the old fixture down from 22 feet high and getting this one up, this was quite a project. However, with a little ingenuity and the help of a wench from (model DL10950), we now have an amazing chandelier. We could not be happier with this purchase and the quick shipment. I enclosed a few pictures of assembly and final installation.


Have one on my maple evaporator hood to lift up to clean. These are for hanging pole so we will see as seasons open. They work great!


I haven't used it yet. I plan on reducing the width by 1 inch about like I did with a previous winch from your company. It is working well for a swivel crane on my 4x8 utility trailer. This winch I am going to try to make a drill operated come along.
I may have found a problem with your brochure that came with the winch. It describes how to attach the cable to the winch but the winch I have only has one hole in the side not 3.



Great still does the job. With the narrower winch spool, it cuts down the spool capacity but more than enough for my use.


A rock-solid piece of kit. I called Dutton-Lainson and they helped me understand the set-up process. It is now mounted on Yakima racks on the top of my truck cap and will be used for single-handed stepping and unstepping the mast of a sailboat. It is slow, but very steady. Pleased as punch.


Manual hoist was perfect for my intended use. I assembled a lift for my full-sized fiberglass pickup bed cap (abt 300 lbs). Very well built unit...lifted cap with no effort utilizing 30:1 ratio. Price was good considering alternatives. The best part of the etrailer experience was the customer service. Amazon could learn a thing or two. Absolutely outstanding communication and product knowledge. I even asked it there were any discounts and they gave me 5% off. Product was well packaged and arrived within 3 business days. I'll definitely shop etrailer again.



Still works perfect after a year. Just keep a bit of grease on the gears.


Picked up this winch to use primarily for camper shell storage in the garage. Maybe lift other lighter items as needed. I went for the worm drive for its controlled release and hold ability. The winch fit the bill perfectly. My only minor gripe is that the site doesn't mention that a cable fastener isn't needed (such as DL 24361) and if I remember correctly there aren't instructions in the box on how to affix the cable. There is a handy how to vid on this site but took a few minutes of digging to find.


I purchased this winch for a lifting system for my 8’ fiberglass pickup truck canopy. The worm drive winch was easy to install and I used 1/8 inch steel cable to rig the lift system for the canopy. My canopy weighs just over 200 LBS and it is very easy to load and install the canopy on my truck. The winch is designed for cable and the best feature is that when you release the handle of the winch it stays exactly where its at. It’s a great winch and I would recommend it for any items in it’s weight range.


Works great, built well! A great purcha se.


Even though it is more winch than I reallyneeded, I can highly recommend this unit. In the application I am using them, they needed to be mounted to a wall to raise and lower some heavy lighting units so the worm gear really makes that convenient. As over-built as this is they should last for many years.

I can also highly recommend the people at The product was shipped the next day (I placed the order late at night) and they have been very helpful in keeping me informed on the arrival of the units that were backordered. Thanks guys!


The application for the winch is one that required the handle on the top of the winch to keep from having interferrence with the cranking handle. The gear ratio is quite different in that it takes more cranks of the handle to make a full revolution of the spool but with a tip from the manufacturer to use a 1/2" drill instead of the handle it makes set up time much faster and easier.


I installed this on my boat to help me raise and lower a centerboard. Works great


I got the hand winch today and it looks great.
It will do the job perfectly
Thanks again "etrailer"


excellent productI bought this worm gear winch to use on a ham radio crank-up tower. It works great using only two fingers. I would reccommend this winch to anyone . It is well built and works great under a load with only two fingers!Well worth the money.


Perfect winch for replacing the keel winch on our small sailboat. Excellent service from etrailer.


The product is in great condition and sent it faster at no cost. Great service and thank you for a great product.


I haven't actually used this winch, but it looks like it is as advertised. It is much bigger though than I originally thought. It looks like the measurements are correct on the page, but it is much more imposing than I had anticipated. Overall though, it looks like a solid winch.


Good price.great shipping.excellent packaging..worked great for application..


exact replacement for sailboat centerboard winch thanks !


Great Winch... Just as described. Quick shipping and great communication. Thanks!


The product was exactly what I expected! The shipped was very fast and the tracking ability helped.


Went online, ordered product, got confirming and shipping emails and received the winch.
Went as smooth as I would hope for.




See what our Experts say about this Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch

  • Dimensions of Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL10950
    The base of the Dutton Lainson Winch part # DL10950 that you referenced are 5-3/4 inches wide and tall, and 6-3/4 inches long. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...
  • Could Worm Gear Winch Be Installed on Floor of Trailer for Securing ATV
    The Dutton Lainson winch part # DL10950 is a worm gear winch that because of it's design always has a brake applied to it when not in use. If you wanted to mount it to the floor of your trailer and then use it to secure the ATV there's no reason it wouldn't work for you. It has more than enough capacity at 1,500 lbs.
    view full answer...
  • How Does Worm Gear Winch Brake Work
    There are a few ways brake winches operate but the worm gear winches like the part # DL10950 that you referenced have the most effective brake since the handle turns a worm gear which rides on a sprocket that is attached to the drum. Basically if the handle isn't moving there's no way for the drum turn. This is the simplest and most effective brake for a winch.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Does the Dutton Lainson Worm Gear Winch Crank In and Out
    The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL10950 that you referenced cranks one way to to reel in the cable and the other way to let it out. To deal with the high angle your cable comes in at you could angle how you mount the # DL10950 so that the handle clears. You might have to come up with a custom mount for the winch so that everything clears.
    view full answer...
  • Using Worm Gear Winch Versus Brake Winch for Hoisting Small Dinghy
    If you are wanting to use a drill to ease operation of the winch, the Dutton-Lainson # DL11011 would be a much better choice. This winch is specifically designed so that the handle is easily removable for use with a drill. Using the shaft directly connected to the drill chuck is not recommended, but the input shaft has a hexagonal cross-section, that can be used with a 5/8 inch socket or driver attached to a drill. Keep in mind that the 1500 lb capacity for the jack is based on having...
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Recommended Winch for Raising and Lowering a Draw Bridge
    I have attached the review video of the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch part # DL10950 to this answer page for you. The video can be found in the middle of the page under the "Featured Help Information" heading. As mentioned, the above worm gear winch does not have freewheel feature therefore so long as you are under the 1,500 lb weight capacity it will work perfectly for you. If you don't already have a cable I recommend using the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook part # DL24100.
    view full answer...
  • Comparing Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winches For Lift System
    Thanks for reaching out! Both the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winches # DL10950 and # DL10954 are made in the USA and rated for 1,500 lbs so it really boils down to whether you want option with the handle, part # DL10950, or the design that comes with the looped end, part # DL10954. Aside from that these are essentially the same winch and will work great for lifting 500 lbs. Attached are some review videos for you to check out.
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Brake Winch for Use on Ramped Utility Trailer for Loading 3000-lb Tractor
    The best type of winch for your application is a brake winch, which automatically stops the drum's rotation when you stop cranking. This will be the safest type for your trailer and also will be easier to crank. A wheeled vehicle like a car or tractor is considered a rolling load in the winch world and this places less stress on the winch than a non-wheeled item. The degree of incline on your ramps has an effect on winch capacity. On level ground a winch can pull a rolling load 10 times...
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Hand Winch for Lifting Kayak to Ceiling
    We do have some brake winches that have no minimum load requirements, but they won't have enough spool capacity for 50 feet of 1/4 inch rope. I do have a worm gear winch that would work for you, part # DL11001. The winch has a 49 foot drum capacity for cable up to 9/32 of an inch. Since that's a tad larger than a 1/4 inch, your 50 feet of rope would fit. In lieu of the handle, you could use a heavy duty variable speed drill with a 5/8 inch socket. This would make raising an lowering the...
    view full answer...
  • Brake Winch Recommendation that Does not Make Ratcheting Sound
    The only brake winch style that would not make the ratcheting sound you are referring to is a worm gear winch. For a similarly rated winch to the # DL14934 that you referenced you would want the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL10950. I attached a review video for this winch plus an FAQ on winches for you to check out.
    view full answer...
  • Lighter Duty Worm Gear Winch Availability
    The smallest rated worm gear winch we have is 1,500 lbs like the part # DL10950 that you referenced. While this is a bit overkill for the weight you need it would still work well. For a 25 foot long cable you'd then want the part # DL24100.
    view full answer...
  • Hand Winch Recommendation for Raising and Lowering a Draw Bridge
    The Dutton Lainson Worm Gear Winch part # DL10950 that you referenced would do an excellent job. This is the only style of hand winch we offer that is safe to use to suspend items in the air. This winch also does not have a free wheel option, so under no circumstances would it ever come crashing down. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...
  • Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch Handle Length
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch Handle Length is going to be about 7'.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Worm Gear Hand Winch and Strap to Lift a 50 lb Rooftop Carrier Off of a 2012 Honda Accord
    The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, # DL10950, cannot be used with a nylon strap. This is a cable only application that would work well to raise and lower your 50 lb rooftop carrier if your set up allows use of a cable If your set up requires a strap, you could use the Dutton-Lainson WG2000 Worm Gear Hand Winch, # DL11002. This is the only worm gear hand winch we offer that will accept a strap and it has a rated capacity of 2,000 lbs. This winch requires a 2 inch wide strap like...
    view full answer...
  • How to Make a Worm Gear Winch Feed Wire Quickly
    Worm gear winches don't move quickly unfortunately. However, the part # DL11011 that you referenced has a hex drive that will allow you to use a powered rill and a 5/8 inch socket to allow the winch to work much quicker than by hand. This winch is only rated for use with a wire cable like the part # DL24043.
    view full answer...
  • Can a Strap be used on the # DL10950 Worm Gear Hand Winch
    The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch - 1,500 lbs, item # DL10950, is designed only to be used with wire cable and a strap cannot be used with this winch. None of the worm gear winches that we stock are designed to be used with a strap. You may be interested in the Dutton-Lainson Freewheeling Brake Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish, Self-Locking - 1,500 lbs, item # DL14996, which can be used with the Hand Winch Strap with Safety Hook, 2 inch Wide x 25 foot Long - 4,000 lbs., item # DL24249.
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Hand Winch for Light Loads
    The best option we can offer for light loads is a worm gear winch since there are no minimum load requirements. For this, I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch part # DL10950 and Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook part # DL24100. The load will be held in place whenever the handle is released.
    view full answer...
  • Largest Available High Capacity Winch Drum for 3/16" Cable
    I was able to get in touch with one of our contacts over at Horizon and they said that the Fulton High-Performance 2-Speed Trailer Winch with Handbrake - Cable Only - Zinc - 3,700 lbs # F142430 can only be used with 7/32" cable. For a winch that uses a 3/16" cable we have the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - 1,500 lbs # DL10950 but the drum on that winch can only hold 81 ft of cable.
    view full answer...
  • Winch Recommendations for Lifting Canoes and Kayaks to Storage Position
    For lifting and storing your canoes and kayaks, you will want to use either a worm gear or a brake winch. Worm gear and Brake winches, see links, prevent runaway loads, and do not have a free spool mode. The pulling winch you selected would not be the best choice for your application, because it could potentially release the load if not operated safely. I would recommend a worm gear winch for ease of operation. The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, # DL10950, or # DL10954, would be...
    view full answer...
  • What Is the Best Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer
    I have two great trailer hitch options for a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76023 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13418. I recommend the Curt Hitch which is a bit more expensive but also loads easier to install (2 Hours Vs. 40 Minutes) as you don't have to remove the rear bumper like you would for the Draw-Tite Hitch. The Curt Hitch also has a higher weight capacity when compared to the Draw-Tite Hitch. Please note, there is a...
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Recommended Manual and Powered Winch Options for Tandem Axle Car Hauler Trailer
    A winch that is pulling a load up a 35-degree incline needs to be rated higher that one pulling on a level surface. As the incline increases, the weight a winch can pull decreases. This steep incline requires a winch rated for approximately 1-1/2-times the load's actual weight. To pull a 3500-lb load up this incline you need a winch rated for 5500-lbs. The linked articles on winches will give you more detail about winch types and capacities. The manual brake winches we offer are rated...
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Hand Winch for Hoisting 110 Lb Chandelier
    To raise and lower a chandelier, I would recommend using an automatic brake winch like the Pro Series # PSKR10000301. The winch has a 1000 lb capacity, which would be plenty for a 110 lb chandelier. The drum of the winch can store up to 50 feet of 7/32 inch cable, which is sold separately as part # FWC7500100. A worm gear winch like the Dutton-Lainson # DL10950 would also work, but due to its 30:1 gear ratio, you would be cranking forever.
    view full answer...
  • Availability of Enclosed Trailer Ramp Spring Like # CB250D96SHD With 300-lb Lift Capacity
    The M-3 Enclosed Trailer Ramp Spring that you referenced, part # CB250D96SHD, has a 250-lb capacity and this is the highest-rated of all such available items. If you decide to replace your ailing winch with a new one I suggest a brake winch or a worm gear winch since both of these types will prevent the ramp from free-falling. For a worm gear winch you might use the 1500-lb rated Dutton-Lainson # DL10950 that can be used with winch cable # DL24100. Two links at right will take you to...
    view full answer...

Do you have a question about this Trailer Winch?

Info for this part was:

Employee Mike L
Expert Research:
Mike L
Employee Robert G
Expert Research:
Robert G
Employee Michael H
Expert Research:
Michael H
Employee Jameson C
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Employee John H
Expert Research:
John H
Employee Adam R
Expert Research:
Adam R
Employee Brandon M
Installed by:
Brandon M
Employee Wilson B
Updated by:
Wilson B
Employee Matthew S
Updated by:
Matthew S
Employee Noah M
Updated by:
Noah M

At we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.

Product Experts Available Now!
Call 1-800-940-8924