S7 Dual-Direction Manual Ratchet & Safety Pawl

Last updated: September 22, 2021

S7 Dual-Direction Manual Ratchet & Safety Pawl

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We looked at the top Ratchets & Pawls and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Ratchet & Pawl you should buy.

Overall Take

With 800 pounds of capacity and heat-treated carbon steel, this weather-resistant hand winch comes with a 32.8 feet steel rope. The setup allows forward and backward ratcheting with an easy-turn handle. It's also simple to set up.

In our analysis, the S7 Dual-Direction Manual Ratchet & Safety Pawl placed 4th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

High-Quality Structure. Heavy duty steel construction, Hardened steel gears. Gear Ration 3.1 : 1, High carbon steel gears to resist wear and last longer, superior corrosion resistance, Mooring hook equipped with a safety pawl, This winch is solidly constructed with high quality Steel wire rope. Two-Way Ratchet. Mooring hook equipped with a safety pawl. allows forward and reverse ratcheting. Can be used to lift heavy objects, drag boats, or volleyball net, Ideal for trailering or loading boats, personal watercraft, and lawn equipment. Size. Body Size (L x W x H):5.9 x 3.1 x 4.5” , small portable size that won’t take up much space when use Comfort Grip Handle—–Handle length: 18.5cm/7.2”, makes cranking easier, and a comfort grip reduces hand fatigue.


Depending on the kinds of projects you take on around the house, you might get good use out of a ratchet, winch or pawl. A ratchet is any mechanical tool used to provide linear motion around a fixed point in one direction while stopping movement in the opposite direction. This term is often used when people are referring specifically to ratcheting socket wrenches. However, a ratchet can also be a winch, which is discussed in more detail below.

A pawl is a pivoted and curved bar that allows a ratchet to spin in one direction. Its end meets and engages with the edge of the ratchet or a cog to permit linear movement but prevents movement the other way.

Related to these are winches, which consist of a rope or cable, a pawl and a rotating drum. They allow you to lift items or simply adjust the tension on the rope or cable by turning the handle. A pawl is at the heart of any winch, as it prevents the drum from spinning backyard, just as it would in a ratchet.

Most hand-crank winches are mountable assemblies that contain a ratchet (a hand crank installed at a certain gear ratio for ease of turning) and a mooring hook with a safety pawl so that you can hang on to significant loads. These winches are often used to haul equipment, like bikes, canoes and lawn equipment, either up to the top of a barn or garage or onto a platform for transportation.

Two-way or reversible winch sets can both load and unload an item easily with a small adjustment to the assembly; this makes the process much easier than having to switch handles or sides to alternate functions.

Buying Advice

  • When buying a ratchet or pawl, be sure it will coordinate with tools you already have. This is especially important if you’re buying pieces for an existing winch setup.
  • The gear ratio helps to determine how easy a winch is to hand-crank.
  • The length and construction of the hand crank on a winch also determines how easy it is to wind. If you suffer from chronic pain or weak joints, look for a model designed with a higher length and ratio.
  • You may need steel rope or a high-quality strap for a winch, so check the weight ratings on both before you buy.