The Shakespeare revolutionary Centerpin PL-258-CP-G gold-plated connector is like two Centerpin PL-259's end to end - with some clever engineering to merge the two. The result is a solderless, fret-less, botchless splice that goes on without a hitch, without heat, and without soldering skills. Shakespeare's Centerpin PL-258-CP-G gold-plated splice connector makes just as good or better connections as solder-on ones, both to the coax's braid and to its center conductor. For either RG-58/AU or RG-8/X coax. How it Works: NO stripping and shaping insulation.