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In Reply to: RE: Pinging Mr. Duster posted by alan m. kafton on December 21, 2016 at 14:31:03
Well, we can debate the benefits a gas-free crimped connection versus a soldered one until the cows return. That debate has been aired on these forums many times in the past. I find myself in the crimp camp. You sound as though you are in the other camp. Likely we'll never convince one another. I kind of keep coming back to the idea of why introduce a third or fourth or fifth type of metal into the equation by using solder?
....is trying to crimp those non-plyable Oyaide Fastons. There is little give in them. That's one of the reasons why I recommended soldering.
Perhaps if one invests in the ultra-expensive, dedicated crimping tool then you can have your cake, etc. etc. But for just one or two applications?
I have no stake in arguing soldering vs. crimping....whatever you wish is fine with me.
I talked again with Mike. He told me he had a cheap (like $40) Klein tool that was very close to being the correct size. He was going to take it to a machinist buddy to see about milling the jaw so it'd be a perfect fit. I'll let you know I what kind of success he has with that. And you are bang on with your assessment of the rigidity of those tabs. Without the correct tool they are a PITA to get them to form a proper crimp.
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