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Re: [TowerTalk] Harbor Freight Winch

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Harbor Freight Winch
From: "Mike" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:57:13 -0700
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It amazes me that people would even consider using this junk stuff as a
winch on their towers, I guess that is the sad part about the cheap ham
radio guy's, with tower etc. you want the best gear not the cheapest.

I am sure that we will see you listed on the 2010 Darwin Awards.

Mike, K6BR

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of EZ Rhino

DO NOT!!!!  buy the Harbor Freight version of that winch!  Total garbage,
won't last a week.  The worm gear will wear the teeth right off the lousy
unhardened ring gear.  Just ask AB7E if you want a second opinion.  :-)


On Jul 12, 2010, at 16:15 , Gil Woodside wrote:

Thats the winch I put on my tower. Very smooth and easy to crank. Well worth

the $70.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Wolf" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Harbor Freight WInch

> You might consider a worm gear winch. It won't spin out of control if your
> hand sides off the handle.  It's also very simple to hook up a 1/2 or 3/4 
> hp
> motor.
> Jim, KR9U


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