Originally Posted by citizen arcane
I'm a bare wire kinda guy
even always using 12 ga. Just wanted to let the OP know there were other options, including pins, lugs and these discussed......
I'd rather do crimped lugs, and if the knobs come all the way off, I'd use ring (banjo) lugs. If they don't, spades. No need for anything fancy; quality copper crimp lugs are available for little at electrical supply houses. Assumes of course that you have, or can borrow the correct crimper.