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

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

Item # DL10952
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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. Great 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 or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL10952

  • 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. 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

Installation Details DL10952 Installation instructions

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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   (31 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.


Bought this winch for a homemade pickup truck camper-shell lift rigged to my metal carport. Works great! In fact this is a very well built, heavy, solid and smooth operating winch, more so than I expected and well worth the price.


I used the split reel winch to make a lift for storing bins in my attic, it works great.

Used a 3/8" universal joint for alignment and #35 chain and gears to over come the 30:1
The split drum allowed me to reeve the lift up in the bite, used 1/4 inch solid braid nylon.
Can use the hand crank (removable) or the electric drill.
The bottom of the lift platform is the ceiling panel.

Richard M.


Great, just as it was made to do


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.


Quality material and product



It works totally awesome! I use it to raise and lower my kicker motor


Thank you 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.

Daryl D.


Still works just fine, thanks for the follow up.


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.

David F.


still works


Fast service


The winch works as described, thanks.


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.



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


Winch looks good, solid and well built. Haven't had a chance to use it yet but the gears engage nicely and it inspires confidence. The first one I ordered never showed up. UPS just completely dropped the ball, and it was impossible to find out what happened or when it would be delivered, as they are not staffing calls for "non-urgent" shipments. I reached out to Etrailer, and within hours, they sent me another winch, with upgraded shipping at no cost. This second winch arrived in short order (still no idea what happened to the first one) so hats off to Etrailer for fixing UPS' problem, and for being delightful to deal with.


Great product, solid, sturdy, and works for me day after day. I actually use this to raise and lower an HO scale model train table in my garage. I can get it up high enough to park the cars under, and using my cordless power drill, lower it in seconds. Everything it was advertised to be. Thanks


I found the unusual dual spool hand crank winch I needed at eTrailer. The service was very friendly and helpful for this special order part.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.



2 years now and still working great.


Very good product. Works exactly as ad vertised.


Customer service is great…..had a problem with order, both before shipping and after i received it, and both service reps were excellent !!!


Delivery was fairly quick and it arrived in good shape. I will be using this winch this coming summer so I cannot comment on the workings of the winch at this time.


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



Very fast service, great vendor, highly recommended.



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