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Old 22-08-2012, 04:06   #1
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WinchRite Electric Winch Handle

Electric Winchrite winch handle, new in the box. Got an extra as present. Makes the day just that much easier. $495.00 DEL. to US address.
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Re: WinchRite Electric Winch Handle

Do you still have the winch handle? How much time is left on the warranty?
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Sorry it is sold.
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Re: WinchRite Electric Winch Handle

FIND a Milwawkee 1/2" right angle 28 volt Lithium battery drill. Add the adapter. Factory rebuilt drill on E-BAY and google the adapter. It is unstoppable. My wife drives me up our 80 foot mast. We use it to furl & tack our 135% jib. Drive it only in 'forward' and make sure the right angle part is arranged for 2:1 reduction.
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Re: WinchRite Electric Winch Handle

Just remember the Milwaukee is very heavy. Make sure you strap it down when storing. Winchrite has nice holder to secure it in place and is quite light.
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FIND a Milwawkee 1/2" right angle 28 volt Lithium battery drill. Add the adapter. Factory rebuilt drill on E-BAY and google the adapter. It is unstoppable. My wife drives me up our 80 foot mast. We use it to furl & tack our 135% jib. Drive it only in 'forward' and make sure the right angle part is arranged for 2:1 reduction.
A 20 foot fall can kill. Make friends with a skinny monkey esk teen to go up while you run the winch.

Do they make an adapter for starting lawnmowers?
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Re: WinchRite Electric Winch Handle

My experience with the Milwaukee 28v right angle is that the batteries don't have a long life. They probably should have a better overload protection.

Otherwise, the unit with the winch bit adapter is a good way, if you are careful, to electrify winches. There can be a pretty good recoil when the winch is loaded up. A sprained wrist or worse is a risk.
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