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

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

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This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required. Split drum lets cable pull from opposite directions. Lowest Prices for the best trailer winch from Dutton-Lainson. Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Split Reel - 1,500 lbs part number DL10952 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL10952

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required. Split drum lets cable pull from opposite directions.


  • 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
  • Split drum lets cable pull from opposite directions
  • 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)
DL10952Split Reel Handle Drive1,500 lb.1-1/2"30:17"2401/4" x 43' (21-1/2' per side)

(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.

10952 Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch - Split Reel for 2 Cables - 1,500 lbs - Model WG1500SR

DL10952 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details DL10952 Installation instructions

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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - Brake Hand Winch - DL10952 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number DL10952. This is the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, with split reel for 2 cables, rated at 1500 pounds. That capacity is based on direct line pull on the first layer of line of the drum. The capacity will reduce as the line builds up. Our gears are made from a laminated high-carbon steel gear and they're also heat-treated for longer life. Here on the base we do have a heavy gauge, embossed steel base for extra strength.

You can see the different lubricants that we have. We have some on our worm gear. We also have some on the bushings and the drive shaft that goes through the spindles. All those elements are permanently lubricated. So, what that does is it allows the system to be maintenance-free.

This is a handle drive system. You just place the handle over top of the bolt and then thread on a lock nut. I don't have that on all the way because I don't want to break that locked seal. You can also use a heavy duty, variable speed drill with a 1/2" shaft using 5/8" socket. It's a help to speed up your operation.

Otherwise, this has a 30 to 1 gear ration, so it's going to take 30 full turns of the handle to rotate our hub 1 full rotation. So you can see that we can turn either way to bring in a load or to extend our line. The great convenience about have the worm gear winch, is that as soon as you let go of the handle, it's going to hold your load in place, so there's no free wheel option available with this winch. Also, the split reel allows for operation of 2 lines for greater versatility. It does have a powder coated, bronze, copper finish so it's going to stand up well against rust and corrosion. If we take a measurement of our handle, measuring from the center of where it mounts out to the end, it's going to give us a measurement of about 7 3/4".

Here on the underside, it does have the pre-drilled bolt holes for an easy bolt-on installation. Our mounting plate's going to measure 5 1/2" by 4 1/2". The elongated hole is going to measure 1 5/8" by 3/8". These 2 holes are identical and they're going to give us a diameter of 3/8". These 2 holes are the same and they're going to measure 3/8" by 7/8". Now, our drum hub is going to accommodate a cable up to 43' in length, so that's 21 1/2' per side and that cable needs to be 1/4" in thickness. We'll go over a few more measurements. If we go over the entire width of the handle, or the entire width of our system with the handle fully extended, it's going to give us a measurement of about 12 1/2". Without the handle, our width is going to be about 6" wide. If we do the heighth, with the handle, it's going to measure about 10 1/4" tall. Without the handle, so measuring to this point here, it's going to be about 7" tall. If we go ahead and measure the depth, so measuring from the end of the wheel to this point over here, it's going to be about 7" in depth. That's going to do it for our review of part number DL10952. This is the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with a split reel for 2 cables, rated at 1500 pounds. .

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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Split Reel - 1,500 lbs - DL10952

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. No mimimum load required. Split drum lets cable pull from opposite directions.

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As always, exactly what I was looking for with good timely service. 592365

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Amazing piece of kit! I’m using it in a little bit of a non-traditional application, to raise and lower an access ladder for a treetop adventure playground, to make sure it is not accessible when no one is around to supervise. The winch base was solid, stable and very easy to install. The double drums reel the cable in evenly and smoothly, the mechanical advantage from the worm drive makes it easy to lift the 400-lb ladder, although it takes about 10 minutes to raise it 30 ft by hand. Connecting a cordless drill gets it up in about a minute. Great product, searched the internet and couldn’t find anything comparable. 593324

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The double barrel worm screw is a perfect replacement for a single man host to remove my hard top Jeep. The original worm screw that came on the host was very inadequate to say the least. The construction of the etrailer host is heavy duty and no plastic. I’m very pleased and give [5 stars] for fast delivery. 705317

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Very fast service, great vendor, highly recommended. 670472

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Very good product. Works exactly as ad vertised. 658532

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The service was excellent when we ordered this winch. I purchased it to power a sewing machine lift for my wife's sewing table. it works great and my wife is quite pleased with it. I would recommend this company. 463667


The winch is still working great. It gets used almost daily and usually several times a day.

George - 12/29/2018


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I have had this winch for a year now with no issues. Granted, they are located inside a garage, but the look and work just like they are new. Super happy. 420415


2 years now and still working great.

Tony - 09/24/2018


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Thank you etrailer.com. I live in one of the largest cities in America, Houston, TX. and was unable to locate this dual spool crank up winch anywhere! I did multiple searches online with this being the only one that fit my needs. The product is robust and was delivered quickly. Thanks again. DD 291571


Still works just fine, thanks for the follow up.

Daryl D - 10/23/2017


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Show me an Archimedes screw and a 30-1 gear ratio and I'll show you some mechanical advantage. This comes at the cost of many, many turns of that winch handle however. That said, this is a review of a winch and not an indictment of physics. What I like about this one is it's silent and doesn't need a brake. The screw moves the big gear but the big gear can't move the screw. You can let go of the handle at any time and it'll neither drop the load nor thwack passers by. 232745


still works

David F - 12/15/2016


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My only suggestion would be to add product dimensions to your online catalog. I took a risk on the size of the winch. It worked out fine as I had a lot of clearance for my application but it could have been a problem if I was trying to fit it into a tight space. 80139

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This is a well built, serious piece of equipment. It is sturdy, smooth turning, and precision built. I was looking at other less expensive units, but for my application I had to have something that was 100% reliable. This winch fit the bill . It arrived early, was well packed with no damage. I am extremely happy with both the winch and the service. 58576

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I am very pleased with the fast delivery and the quality of the winch. I plan to use it to lift a steam hood off my maple sugaring evaporator when cleaning. I have not yet installed the winch as we haven't even started the maple sugaring season 32664


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  • Split Reel Winch to Move Around Boat Hoist, Frame Into and Out of the Water
  • Yes, a split reel winch such as Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Split Reel for 2 Cables - 1,500 lbs. Item # DL10952 is what you would need. You may also end up needing some pulley blocks such as # SW7750A for changes in the direction of the line(s) if not always a straight line pull. For wire rope you could use 2 of # DL24069 which is a 3/16 inch diameter, 20 foot length of cable rated for 1,800 pounds.
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  • How to Install Cable to Split Drum Winch With Hook on Either End of Cable
  • I attached a picture that shows how a cable is routed through a split drum winch like the part # DL10952 that you referenced. You'll need an extra hook like the part # RM-910031 with a cable like the part # DL24045. We don't have them but you'll need to then source a loop crimp to attach the cable to the hook.
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  • Load Rating Clarification for the Split Reel Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL10952
  • The Overall weight limit for the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Split Reel, item # DL10952, is 1500 lbs. Winch 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. For each additional layer, the capacity is reduced by an additional 10 percent. We cannot recommend exceeding the weight capacity rating of any of the winches that we carry. We have an informational article on winches that you may...
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  • Recommended 3000-lb Dual Speed Brake Winch and Wire Rope
  • The hand-operated brake winch I suggest for your application is the 3500-lb-rated two-speed Dutton-Lainson brake winch # DL14881. This extra-heavy-duty winch uses wire rope # DL24104 which is sold separately.
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  • Availability of a Two Way Trailer Winch with Braking, Low Gear Ratio, and Top Wind Handle
  • A worm gear winch is what you will need. The closest gear ratio to what you are looking for is going to be 30 to 1 though. That is because of the nature of worm gear winches. They are designed for controlled movements of heavy loads. The downside in this case is that you have to turn the handle 30 times for 1 revolution of the drum. However, for the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Split Reel for 2 Cables, # DL10952, that you have referenced, you can use a heavy duty 1/2 inch variable...
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  • Split Reel Winch Solution for Bringing Two Heavy Things Closer Together
  • I spoke to my contact at Bulldog and he informed me that their jacks like the # BD150152 that you referenced are designed for pushing force down and are not designed for tension as he said, meaning they can't lift or pull two thing together. He said that usually in the spring they get several people who have the foot plate of their jack frozen in the ground who end up ripping the inner tube assembly out of the jack from trying to force the foot of the ground. Without knowing more about...
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  • Can Split Reel Worm Gear Hand Winch, # DL10952 be Used to Secure a Tractor in a Trailer
  • The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Split Reel, # DL10952, is not designed to secure the tractor and is not rated for this type of application. I would use ratchet straps like the Erickson Re-Tractable ratchet straps, # 34413, to secure the tractor in the trailer. I have included a link to a video review of these straps below. These straps will work well for securing loads but should not be used to hoist or pull the tractor into the trailer.
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  • Split Reel Winch Recommendation to Pull Two Cables In Opposite Directions Together
  • What you need is a split reel winch like the part # DL10952. This winch will allow you to run a cable in either direction of the spool and will reel both in at the same time. This winch has a capacity of 1,500 lbs which would work well for you even though it's more than you need. For cable you would want the # DL24100.
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  • Can A Worm Gear Winch with Rope Be Used To Lift and Lower a Cargo Box Off a Vehicle
  • If you need to raise and lower your cargo box on and off the vehicle then I recommend the Thule MultiLift Cargo Lift and Storage System part # TH572 which is designed specifically for this purpose. This is an all-in-one kit that comes with everything that you need. The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch part # DL10952 cannot be used with a synthetic rope as they have been known to jam the reel and drive gears together. This will be the case for most worm gear winches as well so the above is really...
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