Wenches: AC vs DC, sources?
- From: "Existential Angst" <fitcat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 02:00:05 -0400
I'm looking for small servicible wenches, and am surprised that AC wenches
so much more expensive than DC wenches.
I got a nice remote controlled 12 V wench from HF for $49 some time ago,
performs great, altho I did strip most of the stuff off that wench. It is a
MUCH more powerful wench than I need, what I need is an lite-duty AC wench,
rated for only a cupla hundred pounds.
HF sells their wenches for $79 (AC), which actually I haven't seen for a
while until now:
I have one of these, awfully big for only 220# (single line), but this wench
has provided great service, humps a much bigger load than you'd expect for
The HF $49 12 V one I have is 3,000# and QUITE a bit smaller, lighter than
my other wench, a camouflage green/black ditty, very cool. Not offered any
Why the disparity in physical size AND capacity of these two wenches?
I'd like to find a cheap bitty AC wench, but I can't. In fact, a
reversible gear motor, at about 100 in-lbs of torque, would do me well, if
it had a drum for 1/8" wire, sumpn like this:
reversible, however, and of course no drum..
Anyway, if I could get a wench the size of the above gear motors, I'd be a
If the HF wireless remote control was $49, AND I stripped that wench
virtually necked, except the mounting plate, couldn't I find an equivalent
wench much cheaper, necked from the gitgo?
I will, eventually, be able to buy wenches mebbe 100 at a time, and
price/functionality are of course much more important than niceties such as
size or color.
What's the best way to source a wench? Thomas Reg? Alibaba? GlobalSpec?
Will companies send samples, allow me to try out their wenches? Are these
Alibaba companies easy to deal with, or am I cruising for a credit-card
These wenches are proving to be troublesome.
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