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

Model # 3757747Mfg # PL-259-CP-G

$10.99

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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.

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ShakespearePL 259 Gold Plated Center Pin Connector, RG 8X or RG 58/AU Coax
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (4), Casual user (3)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Shakespeare PL-259 Center Pin Connector

      By SteveG

      from Spokane area

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Mounted my VHF antenna on my boat arch and routed the coax through the arch tube and underneath the gunnels and up to the bow where my vhf radio is located. The Shakespeare PL-259 Center Pin Connector worked great. No stripping or soldering required just cut the coax off square insert the center pin in the coax conductor and crimp the fingers down making sure they adequately penetrate the insulation and make contact with the coax shield. Connections seemed to be good and solid and couldn't be any easier. I used the Ancor PL-259 Deck Feed Through to get the coax underneath the gunnels so in all I used 3 of the Center Pin Connectors.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          disappointing

          By Mike

          from Port Orchard Wa

          About Me Power User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • One Time Use
          • Poor design

          Best Uses

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

            I had to remove the connector to reroute the cable on two runs. All the piercing fingers of both connectors broke off making them unusable. Two of the fingers on the new ones I bought broke off. The fingers made installing the cover rings difficult and easily cross threaded. When installing the coax cable you can't see the pin to make sure it makes contact with the center conductor.

             
            5.0

            quality product

            By billy the kid

            from port saint joe ,florida

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                this was easy to use and worked great

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Great idea

                By Crseloc

                from Highs Beach NJ

                About Me Casual User

                Pros

                • Strong Signal

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

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

                  Closing the little tabs evenly is a bit difficult turning on the nut to lock them in place is difficult. I wound up buying 3 before I got it on. Once it was on the reception was good

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very easy to install

                  By Fred

                  from Florida

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Very easy to install

                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome Connector-best I've ever used!!

                      By capt mike

                      from boston ma

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Best Engineered Product
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Attach
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Great Reception
                      • Priced Perfect

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Boats
                        • Marine Antenna

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

                        This is the easiest coaxial connector ever made-works like a dream!

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Briliant

                        By Captn Jim

                        from Ft. Worth

                        About Me Power User

                        Pros

                          Cons

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

                              Simply Brilliant!

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Amazing

                              By capt jim

                              from ft worth, tx

                              About Me Power User

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  Simply Brilliant!

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