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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Hex Drive - 2,000 lbs

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Hex Drive - 2,000 lbs

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This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. Hex drive lets you crank winch with power drill or included socket-head handle. Great Prices for the best trailer winch from Dutton-Lainson. Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Hex Drive - 2,000 lbs part number DL11001 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL11001

  • Utility Winch
  • Brake Hand Winch
  • Wire Rope
  • Heavy 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. Hex drive lets you crank winch with power drill or included socket-head handle.


  • Worm-gear winch is designed for heavy-duty vertical lifting applications
  • Crank 1 direction to lift, the other direction to lower
    • Load automatically holds when reel stops turning
  • Hex drive lets you use cordless drill with 5/8" socket or included socket-head handle
  • Mating handle can be removed easily with no tools required
  • 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 matte black finish
  • Made in the USA


  • Capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Maximum cable length:
    • 7/32" diameter: 82'
    • 1/4" diameter: 59'
    • 9/32" (special reel required): 49'
  • Overall dimensions: 7-1/2" long x 6" wide x 6" tall
  • Base dimensions: 5-1/2" long x 4-3/4" wide
  • 5-Year limited warranty

Worm Gear Specifications
ModelWinch DescriptionRated Capacity (1)Drum Hub DiameterGear RatioHandle LengthMax. Mechanical AdvantageMax. Drum Capacity - Cable (2)
DL11001Worm Gear Hand Winch w/Hex Drive2,000 lbs1-1/2"40:17"3147/32" x 82'
1/4" x 59'
9/32" x 49' *

*Special reel required for 9/32" cable.

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

11001 Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch - Hex Drive - 2,000 lbs - Model WG2000

Installation Details DL11001 Installation instructions

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Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Hex Drive - 2,000 lbs - DL11001

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (91 Customer Reviews)

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. Hex drive lets you crank winch with power drill or included socket-head handle.


The product is exactly as described and works great. The quality of the product is excellent and it arrived well lubricated. While etrailer shipped the part on time USPS lost the the winch and once it was determined that the first winch was lost etrailer shipped a replacement which arrived in 2 days.


This winch performs even better than expected. In the photo you will see the two I have ordered from etrailer. The one on the right easily raises a 50 foot crank up mast from 20 feet to 50 feet vertically (3 nested sections) with a 150 pound antenna load at the top, with no issues using only a battery powered hand drill. The winch on the left will also enable me to tilt the entire tower over horizontally to the ground for servicing (over 400 total pounds) and then raise it back up vertically using the same hand drill. The worm drive gearing is excellent.


This Winch is being used on a 50' crank-up tower. Its holding about 350 lbs now for a year. The two tower crank up sections, a ten foot mast of 1-1/4" conduit on top of a antenna rotator with a 26' boom 4 element 3 band beam antenna, a vertical 2 meter antenna, a Sloper antenna, and 3 coaxes and a rotor control cable and grounding. All supported by this winch. Good Job.

Tom S.


The winch worked well for the time it was in service. The telescoping radio tower it was used on was destroyed by a storm in March 8 of this year, so it is currently not in service.


I am very impressed with the operation and durability of these worm gear winches. I've been raising and lowering platforms weighing between 300 and 1500 lbs through a 4 1/2 foot range (pulleys) with confidence and without issue. For heavier lifting, I use a corded 8.0 amp drill to speed the process. I have used the manual handle as well but it is very slow given the long length of synthetic rope (~15') I pull. It's a great emergency option for me.


We use these in a product we make so we've bought over 100 units. Our products are indoors so they are in a nice climate controlled environment. Our oldest products have been out there 15 years and done hundreds of in/out's and we've never had a problem or issue with any.


Installed this winch into the front of my 20ft enclosed trailer. The winch is for the rare occasion that a vehicle or my tractor that I move with the trailer doesn't start. I tested the winch out with my 3000lb tractor and it pulled it up the ramp with ease using my cordless drill & 5/5 socket on the winch. My trailer has an aluminum frame so I was careful to protect it from dissimilar metal corrosion where the steel bolts touch the aluminum. With a snatch block doubling the winch capacity, this winch would easily pull anything into the trailer that will fit in it. You wouldn't want to do it without the cordless drill though... I am very pleased with the purchase. Jameson assisted me with all my questions.


Great Service, quick delivery, and quality product


This Dutton-Lainson worm gear winch made a great 1-man tool for hoisting and storing the camper shell for my pickup, using wire rope and pulleys. I use a cordless drill to operate the worm-drive winch. These are great products from etrailer.


Here is a picture made by combining two photos so both myself and my wife are depicted as we cooked a kettle of beans. It shows how the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch enables the safe and easy adjustment of elevation for regulating the rate of boiling in a cast iron kettle suspended above our fire pit. I ordered a second wench to make a similar system for a granddaughter who does much cooking over wood fire.


This winch works great on my feeder lifts 350lbs no problem. This is my second one no more cranking.



Works great have one on both my fenders. No more cranking by hand.


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great support and ser


We removed these typical style winches and installed the worn gear winches in their place. I would like to attach a video showing it in action, but this site does not allow for that. Heavy duty appears to be very durable! We are using a Milwaukee 18 volt drill for raising and lowering our deer feeders. We currently have 23 of them in place. You will have to keep the drive oiled and the gear greased. Would love to see the drive gear with bearings.


Product met my expectations. I couldn't operate my hand crank winch. these I use my electric drill and it does the work for me.
Shipping was outstanding usually free shipping you wonder what month it is going to come. This was beyound expectations. I'm using it on a drop down trailer my ice fishing house is on.


Fantastic product. I use it to raise and lower my 60' rohn 25g tower. With being able to use a drill & 5/8 socket it goes up and down fast.


Will use it to pull upright piano up a ramp onto a trailer, pickup truck or porch. I will mount the winch on one end of a 2x6 and fasten the other end to the top of the ramp. I have another one by Maxxhaul and the quality of this DL winch seems much better, and I like that it's made here in the USA.


I have modified worm drive hand winches to accept a socket and they worked but apparently the gears were not hardened and would wear quickly even though I greased them thoroughly. This winch has hardened gears and the meshing of the two gears looks to be more precise. I searched everywhere and etrailer had the best price and free shipping. Haven't installed this winch yet but I'm pretty sure it will out-last the discount hardware store winch, many times over. Also I learned, Don't spin the drill fast because the gears will overheat causing wear. Slow and steady is much better than cranking by hand!!!!!!!!



The winch is a year old and has shown No signs of wear!!! A huge difference in reliability over the cheaper winch I had previously installed. Great Quality winch, Period!!!!!!


Bought this hoist about a year ago to raise our kayaks out of the way in the garage. The hoist is high quality, relatively inexpensive, and has performed flawlessly. I especially like that it is a worm gear design meaning you can stop at any time and it will not try to unwind. Also, this particular one is designed with a socket drive; so, I can use my electric drill to raise and lower the kayaks. Etrailer has all the good stuff and is my go-to place for mechanical equipment.



The winch continues to work well after a year. The design and quality is much admired by all who see the set-up.


I needed a hand winch that will handle a 1000 lb lift for a one of a kind antique engine lift.This winch with the worm drive is ideal for this application. The hex drive will allow for a faster lift with a power drill motor. It is well made by a ISO 9001 certified USA company. Shipping was prompt and price was reasonable. I feel confident whenever I order from etrailer that the merchandise is of the best quality.

Fred D.


The winch works great. The worm drive provides the mechanical advantage that i needed to make the lift safe to operate.


Great winch. You can count on it to work and work safely. Unlike the dangerous Harbour Freight one it replaced. I use it with a cordless drill attached to a crane, to lift my motorcycle in and out of the bed of my truck. I also used it, anchored to another crane to lift my barn trusses onto my barn. If you use it with the crank it will move slowly, but works quickly with the cordless drill. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

Tim L.


Great, no complaints


After one year: Very well made - I sprayed the cable I got with it - with lithium grease and after being outdoors for most of the year on my trailer it looks like new still! The worm gear set up with my high speed Milwaukee Fuel hammer drill (great torque - pro drill) works great.I use it to haul a small drift boat up and down steep inclines (drift boat for rivers - fishing) and it works well. I also added corrosion X grease to all of the winch's moving parts - New England weather is a good test for it.


Beautifully constructed, Nice finish, cranks easily. When the tower is up I will give a better report on crank up and down ..... Frank


This winch has a lot of power, very smooth operation. It works great with my 1/2in battery powered drill. cable always winds perfect and tangle free. I use it to pull my 16ft jon boat out of the water on a makeshift ramp. the boat and motor is around 1000 lbs. its a very high quality winch and its made in the USA.


Great product. It is very convenient that the worm drive is self braking. A bit slow because of it though. Detachable handle is handy when you need it out of the way. We set up a 5/8 socket on a wiggle wrench for faster movement.



Worked great fro 10 months under a significant load and use 20-40 times a day.


The WG2000 DL winch is a well made sturdy worm drive product that has unequaled value when compared with competitive products.

ETrailer offered the WG2000 at a great price with free shipping. Their customer service was outstanding.


The packaging was a little funky. There was grease on the instructions. There was not a clear way for the cable to get tied to the spool (for someone that doesn't deal with this everyday). It wasn't hard to figure out how to attach the cable; I don't know if I did it right, but it works. Bottom line: The product is as good as it depicts, and with the drill attachment, life is good and easy... Just what the winch was designed to do. was great!

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    For a worm gear winch that you can use with a strap instead of a cable I recommend # DL11002. You could then use strap # DL24242. You will need to add the hex shaft, # DL406102, in place of the standard shaft to use a variable speed drill with the winch. Worm gear winches are slow and you are bound to get tired moving the load even a few feet so a drill is the way to go. Your 18 volt drill should be more than enough to lift the load. I do not recommend an impact driver because it is likely...
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  • Weight Capacity of Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL11001 Using 1/4 Inch Cable
    I do have a solution for you, however the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL11004 referenced in your question is actually designed for use with a polyester strap and not cable. For the Dutton-Lainson 2,000 pound hex gear hand winch that uses cable you will want part # DL11001 instead. This winch can definitely be used with 1/4 inch cable and the drum can handle up to 59 feet of it. I spoke with my contact at Dutton-Lainson and did verify that the drum hub diameter is 1-1/4 inches and on its...
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  • Dimensions For Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL11001
    The dimensions for the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL11001 are as follows: Height including hand crank: 12-1/4 inches Length of side panel: 5-1/2 inches Height of side panel: 4-1/4 inches Width of base: 4-3/4 inches
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  • Does Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch Come With Cable?
    The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL11001 does not come with the steel cable. That would have to be purchased separately; the winch can hold up to 59 feet of 9/32 inch cable. I've added a video review of this winch for you to take a look at.
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  • Availability of Replacement Pin for Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Winch
    Yes, you will want part # DL205246, which is the replacement pin for the Dutton-Lainson worm gear winch # DL11001.
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    The safe weight capacity for the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL11001 that you referenced is 2,000 lbs. As long as you stay under that weight you'd have nothing to worry about. These are rated somewhat conservatively so that you'd never have an issue if you stay under capacity, but you don't ever want to exceed 2,000 lbs with this winch.
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    The Dutton Lainson Hand Winch # DL11001 does not come with cable/wire included and can fit a few different cable diameter sizes: 7/32", 1/4" and 9/32". You can add winch cable like the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook 1/4" Diameter x 50' Long - 3,500 lbs # DL24104, which would be my recommendation for this winch and will give you just about the maximum length 1/4" cable that can be used (59 ft is the maximum for 1/4" diameter cables).
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  • Will the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Winch # DL11001 Accept a Strap
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  • Is there a Wire Rope/Cable that is Between 25 and 50 Feet Long for Dutton Lainson Worm Gear Winch
    Dutton Lainson winch # DL11004 is designed to accept a strap and the longest strap available is 25 feet. Since that is not going to be long enough I recommend looking at a different worm gear winch such as # DL11001. However, the wire ropes for these winches go from 25 feet up to 50 feet with nothing in between. It is better to have too much line than not enough so if you go with this winch I recommend wire rope # DL24104.
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  • What Style of Hand Winch Can be Powred In and Out with Power Drill
    The only hand winches we offer that can have a drill attached to them for operation are worm gear winches like part # DL11001 which does have a hex drive and you can use a 5/8 inch socket attachment to power the load in or out.
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