Easy Sailing with Winch Bit and your Drill


The Following are Comments Made by
Delighted Winch Bit Users


Everyone loves Winch Bit



I use the Winch Bit at www.WinchBit.com. A simple part, but high quality and frankly worth the price. The engineer makes them and has all the info on various drill motors on his web site. I drive mine with the top of the line drill - a very nice and powerful Milwaukee portable drill motor - the 28 volt model #0721 Rt angle drill. Has a reversible variable speed for H/L on the 2 speed winch and full torque at very low RPM. You absolutely will not lack for power. The battery lasts a long time & seems to be good for at least a dozen or more raising and lowering, but I got a spare battery anyway. In fact, the same V28 battery also drives a handheld Milwaukee spotlight which is so handy it gets more use than the power Winch Bit does. Doing it this way is the Cadillac solution and not inexpensive - but first class. Makes you feel good about good 'ol USA tool quality. I originally considered going with an all-electric winch, but after a couple of years of use, this seems to be a better solution. And of course you have a nice drill for any necessary uses onboard.
No, I don't have any connection with the Winch Bit people. In fact, I was hesitant to spend the dollars for the system and am now so convinced I'm thinking of getting a spare Winch Bit "just in case".
Hope this helps,
Roger, F28cc - not a Freedom; its a Farrier tri.

I was very happy that it worked. I cant believe I have a power winch to use on all my winches that has only cost me $270 and not THOUSANDS. My wife and I have a way of talking about money we spend on the boat as "boat dollars," if something cost $2,700 we drop the zero and say $270. So this has given a new meaning to the savings on boat dollars.
I look forward to showing my new toy to other sailors and look forward to more of your new products.

Thank you.
Dave Wadanoli

Just a follow-up note....we've used your Winch Bitt for several years w/ the 28 volt Milwaukee drill on our Maine Cat 30......wouldn't be without it, which is why we ordered this as a spare...........Dennis

From A Happy Customer Who Ordered 2 More Bits Because The First One Was Donated to King Neptune.

I received my two Winch Bits yesterday. Now that was fast service!
This is a great addition to my boat. My all female crew love it. We named it "Boat Boy". We had been laughing about getting a boat boy. when one of the women's boy friends sails with us; we call him boat boy (behind his back.) We love “Boat Boy” (aka Winch Bit) and were all about to cry when it went over board. “Boat Boy” needs to tighten up!

Thanks again,
Tere Mills
Captain: sailing vessel "Promises"

Hi, Winch Bit is great product - feel free to use our video on your site. 



Scott Simmons
Salt Spring & Gulf Island representative

By the way we have a Beneteau 440 on which we use the 28 volt Milwaukee unit and your bit. It's all we need for our roller furling main, genoa and the main winches.

We head back to our boat in the BVI on Saturday. By the way, this bit order is number seven.....so many of my friends love that set-up and we keep getting persuaded into doing the ordering..... your product is not 100% better but one 1000% better than the square unit we began with.

Fair winds and Following Seas
Admiral Toby & Capt. Jack Glassman


We currently use a right angle drill with a bit we purchased from you a few years ago. The bit is doing well, we just had to replace the old drill (before the bit!) -- and the drill was rusted where the bit was attached. We did get it loose and are still using the bit on the new drill -- but we are well aware how difficult things would be for us without your great bit! We sail six months a year on a 52' Tatoosh sailboat in Panama/Colombia. The top of our mast is 85 feet off the deck and I was having a terrible time raising the main sail -- until we bought your bit and the right angle drill. You have made our sailing adventures so much more fun -- and so much easier! I just wanted to buy another bit to have on hand in case we lost our current one! We had purchased a much simpler one -- and it simply wasn't up to the job. Your product is unbelievable!

Best wishes,
Karen - S/V Changing Tides
Currently in the San Blas islands, Panama


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