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Hand Winches Reviews

Overall Rating:5 out of 5 stars.
"I use it to pull my small rowboat out of my pond. I have the winch bolted to a tree and use it to pull the boat out. It works great, even if the boat it filled with water!"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.8 out of 5 stars.
"Added to the back of my logging arch to lift logs off the ground. Works great! No more muddy logs. Can lift very heavy loads with minimal effort."... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.7 out of 5 stars.
"Seems to be much better than the winch I took off. Can use strap or cable. Bigger than my last one as well."... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.6 out of 5 stars.
"This is the second Dutton-Lainson 1200lb brake winch I have purchased. Both times for lifting a swing keel on two different sailboats. The first worked flawlessly and held at every angle. The finish"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.6 out of 5 stars.
"Just received this winch today. It appears to be well made. However, the instructions are virtually non-existent. There are no instructions as to how to load the cable and there is a bag of small"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.4 out of 5 stars.
"Used them to hang heavy items in our second garage. They are very well built and easy to use."... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4.3 out of 5 stars.
"I liked the idea of a safe winch. I use it to lower and raise parts in a dipping process. The winch skips and jumps on the way down, very unsuitable for what I'm doing. The winch may be OK for pulling"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:4 out of 5 stars.
"Stay away from this winch,  this winch locked up on my very first use.    The  bar with the ratchet bent causing the ratchet to lock up.  I did not even put a load on it above the capacity rating of"... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:3.9 out of 5 stars.
"Easy to mount on existing hole pattern on trailer. Works much better than original cable winch."... (read full reviews)
Overall Rating:2 out of 5 stars.
"Used (2) of these winches to raise aluminum truss docks. First time we used these winches, both small and large gears stripped and both winches were useless. I replaced a set of 900# winches with"... (read full reviews)