|General Tips & Troubleshooting:
1) REMOVE the thin black (conductive) skin from around the white insulation. If it touches where the conductor needs to enter, you’ll create a complete short or partial short with weak signal
2) Attach the first plug to your longer supply of cable before cutting to length. Measure length required to the other plug. Cut, attach the second plug to complete cable. Attach next plug to long supply of cable. Rinse. Repeat.
3) You need the cable to slide in completely with a snug fit. If you have trouble pushing the cable into the plug, don’t twist the shield as much.
4) Wear rubber gloves to get a good grip when closing tight. I can close 10 quickly without complaining. So can most guitar players. More than that you might want those gloves.
A more detailed discussion of our objective:
The very pure solid IGL copper conductor of the Monorail cable is softer than brass. The SIS plug is made from brass which is a bit harder than copper. (Most good plugs are made from a brass alloy as copper would be too soft for use as a plug). The inside of the tip of the SIS plug is carefully machined to have “threads” of a precise size and pitch.These threads cut and re-shape the soft conductor of the Monorail when turn around it several times.