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Re: Solder vs. Crimp
>Anyone have contrary opinions to the latest Quarterly article asserting
>'technical inferiority of a soldered joint' over a crimped one?
>Specifically the idea that when crimping 'wires are fused together'
>while soldering 'wires are stuck together'?
All I can do to shed light on this is to pass along what the marine industry
recommends, which is crimp over solder.
My personal opinion is that a good solder joint will be superior to anything
else. However, a good solder joint is hard to come by and harder to test
for. Crimp joints are very consistent if you use good tools. I now use a
compound crimp tool that make consistent joints that are as good or superior
to any solder joint I can do.
The way I see it: Solder can be superb, but it takes art. Crimp can be
superb with good tools. You pick what the average worker can do better.