Advertisements You seem a little more worked up over it than I ever did. Believe me, screw-on connectors are the very last thing I'd ever spend time thinking about, except when someone makes claims they should be on anyone's list of connectors-of-choice. You *could* strip coax cable and directly insert it in the mating connector, then wrap the shield braid around the outside of the connector, and use a rubber band to hold it in place. That'll work too. But it's also something I don't recommend.