Whether one is involved in vehicle recovery, aviation, marine applications, or even theater, winches are an extremely useful mechanical device for pull in or let out objects. In their most basic form, a winch may be a spool and a hand crank, permitting operators to control the tension of a wire rope or winch cable. If there is a need for stopping the winch with force, a solenoid brake or similar device may be implemented. While seemingly simplistic in their construction and operation, winches prove highly beneficial for the means of loading, unloading, or transferring objects as needed. Depending on the application that a winch is used, the operation and assembly of the device may vary.