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PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax

$12.99

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Model # 3757747 | Mfg # PL-259-CP-G

Product Description

Unlike any other coax connectors, these patented winners of three innovation awards eliminate measuring and stripping insulation, crimping tools and solder guns, so you can make professional-quality connections in seconds with just a pair of needle-nose pliers. Can be used for VHF connections.

Specs

PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax

Type Connectors

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (21)
  • Durable (10)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Waterproof (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (14)
  • Large boats (9)
  • Indoor (6)
  • Outdoors (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (16), Advanced (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Super easy and positive cable connection without fire!

Made a positive cable end connection without using a soldering iron. I have used this cable connection for several problem free hours now on the water and it seems to be working very well....Read complete review

Made a positive cable end connection without using a soldering iron. I have used this cable connection for several problem free hours now on the water and it seems to be working very well. I can clearly communicate with other vessels several miles away. I feel more confident in this style connection than I did with my previous soldered connection. I would not hesitate to recommend this or use one again in the future.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Innovative design but problem with threads

Assembly was without issue until the final step of threading coupling ring on back of connector. Threads did not line up well and wouldn't start. Got the threads started after 30 minutes but it...Read complete review

Assembly was without issue until the final step of threading coupling ring on back of connector. Threads did not line up well and wouldn't start. Got the threads started after 30 minutes but it felt slightly cross-threaded and did not snug up very well. Read a similar review on another site while I was troubleshooting. Probably a manufacturing issue with the threads on the brass parts.

Reviewed by 25 customers

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5.0

I recommend this product

By Bob

from Aromas, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor
    • Large Boats
    • Outdoor
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

    exceptionally quick and easy to install.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Works so much easier than the soldered systemQ

    By Papa Don

    from Punta Gorda

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

        Very easy to install

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Would buy again

        By Harry G.

        from Sarasota,Fl

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Reliable
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

          Easier to install than Solder connector alternative.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Not worth the extra money

          By Gordo

          from Tampa FL area

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Poorly Designed
          • The tangs break off way too easily when crimping

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

          Crimping tangs break off way too easily

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I would recommend

          By RELAX-N

          from St. Petersburg, Fl

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Boats

            Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

            Great product

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Easy to install. Perfect.

            By Gordo

            from New Port Richey, FL

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

                Easy to install.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Top quality

                By Tim

                from Clewiston FL

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoor
                  • Large Boats
                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

                  A bit expensive but trouble free installation

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  1.0

                  Don't buy

                  By L124C

                  from San Francisco

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Install
                    • Poorly Designed

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

                      Installed two of them, neither worked. Both shorted out. Contacted Shakespeare "customer service". Never received a reply. Installed Anchor product instead. No problem.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Well made, durable and I carry an extra for repairs.

                      By Barney

                      from Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard CA.

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Install
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoor

                        Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

                        This fitting was recommended by the clerk and performed just as he said it would. Very easy to install and was very secure. Thanks WM.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Bought off the rack. I truly appreciate being able to walk in and then walk out with what I need. No waiting on the delivery is a plus for me.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        3.0

                        Took a couple tries.

                        By TimS.

                        from Holland, MI

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Large Boats
                            • Outdoor
                            • Small Boats

                            Comments about Shakespeare PL-259 Gold-Plated Center-Pin Connector, RG-8X or RG-58/AU Coax:

                            Needed a new VHF antenna and used this connector as I don't have a soldering gun. The connection did not work the fist time. Bought a 2nd and it worked. Not sure why it did not work at first.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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