Assembly of PL-259 Connectors
Presentation (Barry Cohen, K2JV, June 2012)
During June of 2012, Barry presented a workshop, including a presentation, on how to chose a proper PL-259 connector and how to assemble the connector onto an RG-8X coaxial cable.
You can browse a PDF version of the presentation. In addition, some of the critical photographs are reproduced below and can be used as a handy reference while doing actual assembly.
Some of the most useful images from the talk:
There are other tips that help in assembly including preparing the shell for soldering. These should be added.