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How To Remove The Loop Drive Shaft On Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch For a Hex Shaft

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In a loop drive winch like DL10976, how do you remove the loop drive to swap it with the hex drive DL406102? There is a hollow pin that holds it in place, and Ive tried tapping it out to swap in the hex drive, but it wont budge. Is there a trick Im missing?

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The Pin # DL205246 is what must be removed to swap the Hex Shaft # DL406102 onto your Dutton-Lainson Hand Winch # DL10976. I recommend using a press tool to remove the pin rather than tapping out with a hammer. A press tool like a motorcycle chain removal tool would work best for this situation and you will need to remove the pully to gain access to the shaft to be able to press the pin fully out.

If the pin is damaged during removal you will want to replace it with a new Pin # DL205246 to ensure that you do not have any issues with the pin breaking off inside the shaft later down the road.

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