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

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Hex Drive - 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. Split drum lets cable pull from opposite directions. Hex drive lets you crank winch with power drill or socket-head handle. Lowest Prices for the best trailer winch from Dutton-Lainson. Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Hex Drive - Split Reel - 1,500 lbs part number DL10965 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - DL10965

  • Standard Hand Winch
  • Boat Trailer Winch
  • Utility Winch
  • Wire Rope
  • Standard Duty
  • Single Speed Winch
  • Dutton-Lainson
  • Standard Hand Crank

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. Split drum lets cable pull from opposite directions. Hex drive lets you crank winch with power drill or socket-head handle.


  • 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
  • Hex drive lets you use corless drill with 5/8" socket or included socket-head handle
  • 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)
DL10965Split Reel Hex Drive1,500 lb.1-1/2"30:17"2401/4" Diameter x 43' (21-1/2' per side)
3/16" Diameter x 81' (40-1/2' 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.)

10965 Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch - Loop Drive - Split Reel for 2 Cables - 1,500 lbs - Model WG1500SR

Installation Details DL10965 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Dutton-Lainson Trailer Winch - Standard Hand Winch - DL10965 Review

Today we're going to be taken a look at part number DL10965, this is the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with the Hex Drive, when it comes to the handle, as well as a split reel for 2 cables. Now this winch is going to have a capacity of 1,500 pounds. It's designed for safe, controlled movement of loads. The winch is going to stop turning whenever cranking stops, there's no free wheel mode with this winch. There's no mechanism required to stop the gear movement and there's no minimum load required. It's going to have the split drum design, that's going to allow pull from opposite directions. The hand winch eases loading of your cargo, it's going to feature the laminated, high carbon steel gears, these are going to be heat treated for a longer life.

You're also going to have the heavy gauge, embossed steel base for extra strength and support. The bearings on the drive are going to be permanently lubricated and maintenance free. The split reel is going allow operation of two lines for greater versatility. It does include the handle. You can see how that easily detaches.

It kind of has that socket style or what is known as a hex drive, so you can also use a heavy duty, variable speed drill bit with a 1/2 inch shaft and 5/8th inch socket. That's going to help speed up operation. This product is going to feature a powder coated copper bronze finish, and it's going to be completely made here in the U.S.A. Now the handle length, if we take a measurement of that, simply measuring from the center of the handle to the center of where it mounts, that's going to give us a measurement right at 7 inches. The winch is going to have a gear ratio of 30 to 1, what that means is for every 30 full turns of our handle, the gear or the drum is going to complete one full rotation. Now it is pre-lubricated, so you will want to go ahead and make sure that gear spins a couple of times, it's going to spread out that lubrication and making sure everything is going to be functioning the way that it should be or the way that is designed to be for when you're ready to use it. The drum hub diameter on this unit is going to measure an inch and 1/2.

When it comes to the drum storage, if you're going to use a 1/4 inch cable you're going to have up to 43 feet in length, which is going to give you 21 and 1/2 feet per side. If you're using a cable with a 3/16th of inch diameter to it, you're going to be allowed 81 feet in length total and that would mean 40 and 1/2 feet per side. Again, this has a capacity of 1,500 pounds. We're going to flip it over and take a measurement of the base. This base is going to give us a measurement of 5 and 1/2 inches long by 4 and 3/4 inches wide. We're going to take some measurements of just the winch.

It's going to give us a height of 6 inches, that's without the handle installed. With the handle installed, the measurement to this point right here is going to be about 7 and 1/4 and the measurement to the top of the handle, that's going to measure 12 and 1/2 inches. Now the actual winch, measuring from edge to edge, that's going to give us measurement of about 7 and 1/4 of an inch going that direction and edge to edge going this direction, just measuring from the outer most part of the hardware on each side, that's going to give us a measurement of about 5 and 3/4 of an inch. Now here on the bottom you can see that we have the different bolt patterns. Taking the measurement, center on center, the distance between these two holes, that's going to measure about 2 and 5/8ths of an inch. Then the distance we have between these two holes, center on center of the two perfectly round holes, it's going to measure about 1 inch. These two holes are going to have a separation of looks to be about 2 and 5/8ths of an inch and then that means that this one would be about 3 and 5/8ths of an inch, center on center. Go ahead and spin this a couple of times, that way you can see how smooth the operation is. Again, it's going to have a gear ratio of 30 to 1. That's going to do it for our review of part number DL10965, this is the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with the Hex Drive and Split Reel for 2 Cables. .

Customer Reviews

Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch - Worm Gear - Hex Drive - Split Reel - 1,500 lbs - DL10965

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

This Dutton-Lainson worm-gear winch is designed for vertical lifting applications. Load holds when cranking is stopped. Split drum lets cable pull from opposite directions. Hex drive lets you crank winch with power drill or socket-head handle.


I used four of these winches and assorted cables from etrailer to construct a lift in my garage to suspend the cap from my pickup truck near the ceiling. etrailer's web site was super easy to use and their customer service is superb. Everything arrived quickly and the quality was excellent.
I originally used a split reel hoping I could use one reel for two cables (which is not the original design of this winch), but it did not work, so I added two more winches and put one cable on each. I bought the hex drive version of the winches and they now work smoothly and effortlessly with my battery powered drill. I know these are 'overkill' for a 240 pound cap, but it is suspended above my car and I didn't want to take any chances.

It is still working extremely well. No issues whatsoever.
Jim W - 05/10/2021


Used this Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Wench as part of an overhead lift system to store my 16' Kayak beneath my outdoor patio. Use a cordless hand drill with socket adaptor for 1/2 inch socket to actuate/spin worm gear at high revolutions in place of provided handle. The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Wench build quality was superior and operates in an outstanding manner.
Highly recommend Dutton-Lainson products as being superior quality manufacturing. Highly recommend eTrailer as a competitive supplier. Remember American products produced by Americans may on some occasions be slightly more expensive than foreign manufacturing competitors but are usually of higher build quality and provide greater reliability. Most importantly American manufactured products provide jobs to our fellow citizens and neighbors.

continues to work superbly and friends inquire about the gear and manufacturer
Mark - 11/30/2017


Just received the DL10965 today. The build is heavy duty and well made. I like the removable handle with the hex drive. At 30:1 ratio the option to use a drill drive seems worth the extra expense and made in USA closed the deal.
BTW, the web site is very good. Easy to navigate and retrieve information.
I am replacing 2 winches and rope suspension over a 15'X4' 1/32 scale slot car layout using 3/16" wire rope and DL10965. The dual reel winch with drill motor drive will simplify the lift in a big way.


This is a nice winch but the cable lengths advertised are quite generous


Very fast service!!!!!!!!!!!


Very nice, working winch. Holds when handle is released. I like it very much. Good quality product and good service from


This is working great after 1 year. It replaced a harbor freight model that failed after 3 months of use. I am very happy with it. I use an electric drill to operate it and use it a couple of times a week.


I wanted to store my kayak on the ceiling of my garage with a winch and pulleys. The web site had all of the information that I required, including a video of the product, so that the system could be correctly engineered, even down to the bolt holes. The unit arrived in perfect condition and ahead of schedule and is smooth in operation and well built. With a 1,500 pound capacity it will lift my 45 pound kayak for many years. I buy a lot on the internet and this was a very good experience.


Works as described, Plan to use a hand drill when cranking, 30:1 ratio is a lot of cranks. e-Trailer has EXCELLENT shipping, received the same week I ordered. Dutton-Lainson is a made in US manufacture.


I bought this winch to incorporate into a DIY/invention sort of thing and it works very well. Would definitely buy this winch again for the same purpose. And phone support has been great as well. Easy to call and talk to someone and all questions were answered. Great company.


Wow I can't believe you are following up with me after a year. Great customer service...the winch has a safety feature that doesn't allow the load to slip...Thanks again and I'm glad you have a product with this type of feature.


etrailer had the part I couldn't find anywhere else, and their service was top-notch.


This was a great price on a very solid, heavy, well built American made winch. I plan to use it to lift the cap off of my truck and didn't want to trust a cheap Chinese made winch.


I have no complaints. Product was as described. Service was good. Communication was good. I would recommend.


Heavy duty. This will do what I need & then some!


I use it to raise and a lower a large kayak in my garage. It works perfectly and has made it a breeze to do by myself. I attached my drill to make it effortless.


Great value. Great company to deal with.




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