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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

Item # DL11001
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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

  • Brake Hand Winch
  • Utility 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 copper bronze 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'
  • 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:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (79 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.


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.

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.
Tom S - 10/05/2017


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.


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.
Donald - 04/08/2021


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Great customer service in trying times. Thanks!


Dutton -Lainson Hand winch worm gear Hex Drive. Hex Drive shaft make it easy to use a Hex Nut driver to speed lowering or raising load.

Ordered the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook 7/32" Diameter x 50' Long - 2,500 lbs. that came ready to be installed in the winch.

Fairly quick delivery to Guam.


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.

The winch works great. The worm drive provides the mechanical advantage that i needed to make the lift safe to operate.
Fred D - 04/17/2021


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!!!!!!
Dwight - 04/30/2019


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.

Great, no complaints
Tim L - 09/14/2019


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.
Moose - 12/17/2017


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.


It is a very good winch. I use it for raising and lowering my ham radio antenna


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!


Ihad the old style winchs on my martin house complexes that I had to wind up and down before I installed the worm drive wenches. I wish I had installed the worm drive once is in the first place. They're so easy to use with my cordless drill. No matter what application you use them for I would always buy the worm drive winch in the future.


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.
Chris - 08/10/2020


Winch works as described. I have 2 winches. One to crank up a 55' tower and the other to tilt over the tower for maintenance. Much easier to crank than the standard winch with the plus that I can use a drill motor. I use a 1/4" impact at low speed so as not to burn up the bushing.
The service from etrailer has always been excellent. I have never needed tyo send anything back yet after a half dozen orders but the shipping has always been prompt and on time.


I ordered this winch from etrailer because I bought two new ones from a harbor farbor and they were worthless. This winch is just what it says it is but they didn't tell You just how good this product really is. It has a laminated worm gear and the worm is set at the proper angle to make it run as smooth as it could be. No skipping or popping and very little effort to operate it. I am using it to raise a 10 meter antenna 48 feet in the air and it does it effortlessly and it is raised by leverage . This is the best worm drive winch that I have ever owned and I will be buying more of them. Thank You etrailer.


Very high quality winch. I bought this for my car trailer to help roll cars up the ramp. I just received it yesterday so its not yet installed but looks like it will work great.

Fast friendly service at etrailer. I think they wrote the book on customer service.

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  • Winch Recommendation for Lifting a 200 lb Boat 10 or 12 ft With a Drill Option
    The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Winch, # DL11001, will work great to hoist your 200 lb boat. The hex head allows you to use either the included handle or a heavy-duty 1/2 inch drill. Worm gear winches are great for hoisting objects because they do not have a free wheel option and the load cannot reverse the direction of the winch. Dutton-Lainson recommends using 9/32 inch diameter cable.
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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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  • Will the Dutton Lainson Worm Gear Winch # DL11001 Lift a Dock Out of the Water
    The Dutton Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, # DL11001, can lift up to 2,000 lbs, so it should have no problem lifting your dock out of the water, assuming the dock does not weigh more than 2,000 lbs. This winch also comes with a hex head drive that will allow your husband to use a variable speed drill to lift the dock rather than cranking the winch by hand. Winches are not designed to keep a load suspended for extended periods of time. If the dock is going to be suspended during the winter,...
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  • Does Worm Gear Winch # DL11001 have a Minimum Weight Requirement
    No, there is no minimum amount of weight required for worm gear winches such as # DL11001. I have linked a video review of this winch for you.
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  • What is Safe Weight Capacity of Dutton Lainson Winch # DL11001
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tool Needed to Drive Hex Drive of Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL11001
    To drive the hex drive of the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL11001 does not require a special tool to do so. What you need is just a 5/8 socket which you most likely already have and you'd be set.
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  • Recommended Boat Lift Winch For a 1,600LB Boat That Can Be Operated With a Cordless Drill
    I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL11001 for your lift. This winch is rated for 2,000lbs and offers a removable handle. The removable handle uses a 5/8" socket which can easily be fitted to a cordless drill. You will need a drill adapter that will fit your 5/8" socket and your cordless drill. I highly recommend staying away from the cordless impact drills as the impacts will lead to both the rounding of the socket and damage to the gears.
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  • Can the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Hex Drive # DL11001 Be Mounted Vertically
    Yes, the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Hex Drive # DL11001 that you referenced could be mounted vertically like on the post that you referenced. I attached a review video for this winch for you to check out. For cable you might also be interested in the Hand Winch Cable with Safety Hook # DL24104.
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  • Hand Winch Recommendation to Lift a Cab Off a Tractor in a Garage
    The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Winch, # DL11001, is just the winch you are looking for. A worm gear winch is great for smooth controlled raising and lowering and the reel will automatically stop when you stop cranking, whether you are lowering or raising the tractor cab. You can also move from raising to lowering without having to adjust a pawl or ratcheting lever. There is no freewheel option with a worm gear winch, so you will not have to worry about the cable releasing and dropping the...
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  • Does the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL11001 Have a Brake and Reverse Function
    The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch, part # DL11001, is a single speed brake winch for use with cable. The brake function is when the cranking is stopped the reel automatically stops. It can be cranked in reverse. There is no free wheel mode, so to it will have to cranked in reverse to let out the cable. The handle has a hex drive so a 1/2 inch variable speed drill can be used to speed up the cranking process. It has a weight capacity of 2,000 lbs. The cable you will need for the hand...
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  • Recommended Hand Winch for Lifting Kayak to Ceiling
    We do have some brake winches that have no minimum load requirements, but they won't have enough spool capacity for 50 feet of 1/4 inch rope. I do have a worm gear winch that would work for you, part # DL11001. The winch has a 49 foot drum capacity for cable up to 9/32 of an inch. Since that's a tad larger than a 1/4 inch, your 50 feet of rope would fit. In lieu of the handle, you could use a heavy duty variable speed drill with a 5/8 inch socket. This would make raising an lowering the...
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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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  • Winch Recommendation for Use as Ceiling Hoist for Loading Heavy Kayak
    The Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Winch, # DL11001, will work great to hoist your 230 lb boat. The hex head allows you to use either the included handle or a heavy-duty 1/2 inch drill. Worm gear winches are great for hoisting objects because they do not have a free wheel option and the load cannot reverse the direction of the winch. For wire rope you would need the part # DL24100.
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  • Recommended Hand Winch That Will Not Free Wheel When Not Cranking
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish # DL15440 does have a reversible ratchet, however without engaging it the winch is allowed to free wheel. Another option is the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch # DL11001. This winch will automatically stop the reel whenever you stop cranking. Its capacity isn't as high, at 2,000 pounds, however it is still plenty to lift the body of your Vette.
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  • Recommended Hand Winch To Raise And Lower 500-600 lb LED Sign
    The Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch with TUFFPLATE Finish, Two Speed with Direct Drive - 3,200 lbs, # DL15440 will work for your application very nicely, however I have another option for you to consider. I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Hand Winch with Hex Drive Handle - 2,000 lbs, # DL11001, which uses a worm gear to more smoothly operate the raising and lowering of your sign. This winch will allow you to use an electric drill for faster and easier use and will allow you to have...
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  • Does the Dutton Lainson DL11001 Hand Winch Come with Cable Included
    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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  • Hand Winch that Can Be Powered In and Out with Power Drill
    For a trailer winch that can have a power drill attached to it so that it can be powered in or out you'd need a worm gear winch like the part # DL11001. Then for a 50 foot long winch cable the part # DL24104 would be a great option as well.
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  • Winch that Can be Powered 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. For a 50 foot cable to use with this you could use the part # DL24104.
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  • Can Two Cables be Used with the Dutton-Lainson Split-Reel Worm Gear Winch # DL10972
    The Dutton-Lainson Split-Reel Worm Gear Winch, # DL10972, was designed to use one cable through both sides of the drum. The problem that you will run into when trying to feed two cables through the drum is that the side of the drum furthest away from the gear does not have a way to secure the cable. I have attached a photo showing how a cable is fed through this drum. For your situation, I recommend running straps from both corners of your trailer and hook them to a single hook from the...
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  • Will the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Winch # DL11001 Accept a Strap
    We do have a worm gear winch that will accept a strap, however the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Winch, # DL11001, is for use with a cable or rope only. Instead, take a look at the Dutton-Lainson Worm Gear Winch, # DL11002. This winch is basically the same winch as # DL11001 that you referenced, but it has a drum that was designed to accept the bolt that secures the strap to the winch. If you need a strap, I recommend the Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch Strap, # DL24242.
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  • Hand Winch Recommendation for Building a Homemade Log Arch
    You could use just about any type of hand winch you would like to build a log arch. You will need to determine the capacity that you will need to lift the logs you will be cutting. Having been around a farm most of my life, I would think that a 2,000 lb capacity winch would be sufficient, since you will not need to lift the whole weight of the log with it and if you are cutting fire wood you could reduce the length of the log. I posted a link to all of the 2,000 lb winches that we stock...
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