Always good to learn something:
Have to replace a 3-Way wall switch for my basement lights.
So, went to HD and bought a Leviton 3-Way switch.
Surprised to see thast they don't, apparently, come with the holes
for putting in the wire anymore. The holes used to have an internal
pressure clamp, so all one did was strip about 1/2 of insullation off
the No. 14 or No. 12 wire, and push in the hole.
There was also a small place to push if one wanted to remove the wire
for some reason, later.
Now, they seem to have two options; the "side" or "back mounting" ones.
In one, you just loop the wire around the screw head, and tighten.
That's fine, but the flat part of the screw head isn't all that big.
In the other, you keep the bare wire straight, and just push under a
clamp that is built in, below the screw head, and tighten.
Which technique is used more these days ? Why ?
Pros and cons for each ?