Safety Thimbles - The Original Winch Thimble


Safety Thimble 

The “Original” Winch Thimble. The Safety Thimble since 2004. Designed to prevent the winch thimble from getting pulled into the fairlead where most accidents happen in winching, often due to winch “run-on” from electric winches. The winch Safety Thimble is designed with several features to reduce the risks during the inherently dangerous activity of self-recovery with a winch like hooks and standard steel thimbles, the flat base lands flat on the face of the fairlead to prevent pulling through the fairlead and also prevents damage to rollers and the smooth radii of Hawse Fairleads  It is designed to work with Synthetic Winch Rope. Our Winch Thimble forces the user to use safer connections than a shackle can afford when performing recovery operations. The Safety Thimble is designed to allow the least number of connections due to the fact that an anchor shackle will fit the thimble either by the pin or the body of the shackle.

Using the Safety Thimble
Using the Safety Thimble

Our Winch Thimble comes in 3 different sizes depending on the size of the synthetic winch rope or application you are using:

  • Safety Thimble 1 : This is a smaller version for 3/16″ to 1/4″ synthetic ropes. These are perfect for ATV and side by sides that use small winches. Designed to be used with a 1/2″ anchor shackle.
  • Safety Thimble 2 :This is the most commonly used Safety Thimble. Designed for 5/16″ and 7/16″ synthetic ropes used on most Jeeps and off road vehicle winches. Designed for use with a 3/4″ anchor shackle.
  • Safety Thimble 3 : This is the same size as the Safety Thimble 2, but allows for the use of 1/2″ synthetic winch rope found on larger winches. Designed for use with a 3/4″ anchor shackle.

NOTE: Winch Thimbles are designed to be used with shackles for rigging.  Hooks can not be used.