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Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Split Reel for 2 Cables - 1,500 lbs.

Item # DL10952


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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL10952

Worm Gear, Split Drum Handle Drive - 1,500 lb

Applications requiring safe, controlled movement of loads need the D-L worm gear winch. The reel automatically stops turning whenever cranking is stopped. There is no free wheel mode, no special mechanism required to stop gear movement and they do not require a minimum load for operation. The split drum will allow cable to pull from opposite directions.

  • Capacity: 1,500 lbs.
  • 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
  • Laminated high carbon steel gears are heat treated for longer life
  • Heavy gauge embossed steel base for extra strength
  • Permanently lubricated bearing on drive shaft are maintenance free
  • Handle drive
  • Heavy duty variable speed drill 1/2" shaft, using 5/8" socket, may speed up operation
  • Split reel allows operation of 2 lines for greater versatility
  • Powder coated copper bronze finish
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Made in the USA

All D-L winches are built for multipurpose hauling and lifting operations. They are not to be used as hoists for lifting, supporting or transporting people, or for loads over areas where people can be present.

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.)

10952 Worm Gear, Split Drum Handle Drive - 1,500 lb by Dutton-Lainson Model WG1500SR

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Video Transcript for Dutton-Lainson Winches 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. .

Customer Reviews

Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Split Reel for 2 Cables - 1,500 lbs. - DL10952

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

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by: David F11/30/2015

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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by: Vaughn K.11/01/2012

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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by: Daryl D.09/06/2016

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

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by: Craig R.05/14/2013

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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by: Robert Cummings02/27/2012

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


Ask the Experts about this Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Winch Recommendation for Moving an Overspray Curtain with 1/8 inch Rope
  • For what you are looking to do there would be no reason the # DL10952 couldn't accept a 1/8 inch wire rope, but this winch is a pretty slow moving winch so you might want something more like the part # FKX10510301 as it would move much quicker.
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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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  • 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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