Originally Posted by kbwwolf
A cable damper is different. You drape it over the cable when hauling something, so if the cable snaps it doesn't whip back at you and cut you in half.
This is a copy and past from the company website
During the winching process the Winch Saver is slid about 1/3 of the outstretched cable from the hook and locked on. If the cable or the anchor point is suddenly released with the cable under tension, the Winch Saver would serve as a backlash suppression, greatly reducing the back lashing energy of the cable and hook. Reducing the potential for damage to the vehicle or you the operator. A large number of winch owners have been injured due to cable and hook backlash