Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 13
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kromy67 It can work fine
Here is the thing. The bottom thread (the big one) is wordless. You just need to unscrew the pin, have about 3/4" -1" bare wire. Insert the cable and let the plastic cover out (below) the pin thread with the wire bent out like a hook. Screw the pin (it might need a little pressure to start. Once it's screwing (straight) , wrap completely the wire around the thread and finish the screwing. I used pliers to tight it better. You wont see the cable outside and it looks and works just as it should. One really bad detail is that it does not come with instruction.
November 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ra ZERO STARS! ZERO STARS
This is a cheap knock-off of the Monoline plugs. HOWEVER, the MLs have 1/4" bare to wrap the wires around. These are all threads, which is why every review says install is horrible.
HD needs to replace this simple product causing so much frustration. Do NOT buy.
January 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hugh terrible.
Best I can see, leave a long bunch of copper inside, crush it when you screw the two halves together, and hope.
I hate products requiring hope.
September 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Metcalfe01 CE Tech Banana plugs
Poor design there is no obvious way to bind the wires in the connector.
And I can see a lot of other reviews citing the same problem. It didn't occur to me to read the reviews 1st.
I'm surprised Home depot still sell them.
August 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bakerdude Figured it out. Love them
Should have included instructions but they seem to work great in either of two ways I use them. First off and this is probably not original design, I have 10 gauge Linn cable that is too thick for standard plugs. With these I can insert the stripped wire in from the side and tighten the main screw down like an oversized setscrew. Cable hangs down from plug nicely. No difference in sound from the Linn plugs I had soldered on before. For light gauge wire you can use them as intended I think. Strip an inch of wire and insert into hole in end of setscrew which should be backed out enough to barely clear side hole. Bend strands of wire back over end of screw and then turn barrel to tighten the screw and wire against top of plug pin. I was able to tighten banana pin into barrel with thin pliers grabbing solid ring next to barrel. Working very well so far.
January 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Billybob NG! Stay away from this product....
Just needed two to complete a speaker wiring project. In the blister package, these plugs look great. But upon opening and checking them out, there is no way you are going to have a solid speaker wire connection. I tried everything. The banana pin is screwed loosely into the holder and will remain loose. Only some inventive genius may make it otherwise. But why bother! An expensive speaker assembly is only as good as it's weakest link. I'm returning these plugs first chance. They speak volumes for Home Depot's quality control. Just hope I can get all my money back.
April 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck I give up........
I did not expect to need instructions but I am stumped about how to secure the plug to the wire so that it does not come off. I am equally stumped by the presence of holes on the side of the shaft. I've given up using these but would appreciate hearing from someone who gave this product a high rating about those holes.
December 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by computertech Great product
After reading a few of the reviews below I was a little hesitant to purchase this Item. Well this item is perfect, no issues. if you need instructions on how to insert a wire and tighten knob then you probably shouldn't be trying to install a speaker system. What they re calling loose is by design to keep the wires from binding in the receiver. if you want a clean install on you receiver then you should get this.
October 12, 2014