Rated 1.8 out of 5 by 79
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jake Asinine Design--DO NOT BUY!!
This must be an attempt by China to drive us Yanks insane. The design could not work on 14 ga wire. Even if you could get the wire seated, I seriously doubt the minuscule screw would hold. Wish I would have looked at reviews first! Headed back to Home Depot to return.
October 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Should not be sold
I wish I had read the reviews before purchasing and trying to use. I figured out how to get them to work, but it was to difficult- and they seem really cheap.
September 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck Junk
As others have said, the design is ridiculous. Only the very tip of the wire is grabbed by tiny screw. No matter what, the wire is easily pulled out. Do not buy,
September 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aaron Works perfectly
Simple clean installation. Just be sure you have the correct gauge cable and have the correct stripped length in banana plug. A little bit of heat shrink makes it even better.
August 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by abelch Terrible design but can be made to work
Remove the screw and remove the metal plug from the plastic tube. Insert the stripped wire end through the plastic housing entering at the tightening screw end. Hold the stripped wire end tight against and parallel to the metal cylinder end of the plug. Insert cylinder and wire end back into the plastic tube and push in until the screw hole lines up with the metal threads. Insert screw and tighten. I did it with 16 gage and it seems to work as its a very tight fit.
July 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CDuff Complete Waste
As the rest of these reviews say, these are garbage, I used 14 gauge wire and the screw doesn't tighten down enough secure a 14 gauge wire, which is the largest wire these are rated for. I removed the plastic coating and drilled the holes on the plastic to allow for the screw to tighten fully, and it still isn't enough to hold the wire. I bought from the store without seeing the reviews. These need to be removed from the shelves.
July 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ARCJim CE TECH Banana Plugs
I don't normally write reviews, but in this case... Bought the 5 pair pack this week and I agree with the majority of reviews here. Unable to seat 16 gauge speaker wire in the tiny indent and secure with screw. Wasted time (trip to HD) and money, zero stars if I could.
July 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DVDmike Terrible- worthless
No instructions. Tiny screw is not large enough to hold wire. But if the hole was deeper where you put the wire, it might be strong enough. Don't be fooled by the large hole you can see in the packaging. It serves no purpose. You might think it's suitable for 12 gauge wire based on that hole. It is not. But it won't even hold 16 gauge wire.
DO NOT BIY THIS PRODUCT. I cannot see how it ever got to manufacturing. I have a lot of experience with a variety of banana plugs and these are worst by far!
The only positive is the post that inserts into your speaker or amp. It's design is sold and it stats put once inserted. But that is useless when your wire falls out.
May 3, 2016