Rated 1.8 out of 5 by 75
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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Garbage!
These banana plugs are complete garbage. Do not waste you money in them. I couldn't even get the phillips head screw to secure 16 gauge stranded speaker wire. Had to throw them away!
June 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jimc222 Doing the job
Not as sturdy as I would like them to be, as my last connectors were in place for over 30 years but only the test of time will tell.
June 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by eatapc worst on the market
The hole for feeding the wire through is sealed off right at the tightening screw, so only a tiny piece of wire makes contact with the screw. The connection is not reliable.
June 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BazingaWill Cheap, flimsy, and impossible to secure to wire
No instructions in package and no guidance on homedepot website
April 24, 2016