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If a joint is crimped and then soldered, the capillary action will indeed cause it to flow past the crimp, at least where there is any void . So that point on #4 is mistaken, IMO.

Also mistaken is the logic of lead reducing the conductivity in any way. If there is no void, the solder will not flow into it. If there is, it will. Soldering a joint NEVER reduces the conductivity of a crimped joint by an amount than can be measured. It's infinitesimal.

Think of all the billions upon billions of printed circuit boards that used leaded solder for circuits with millivolts or microvolt level energies. If leaded solder reduced conductivity in any meaningful way, it would have been phased out long, long ago.

Yet it was only RoHS that spelled the end of lead-- NOT any lack of electrical conductivity.

As long as the soldering keeps the rigid portion of the wire largely within the crimped connector-- as is proper-- there is also no downside in terms of flexibility or structural capability.

Restraining the movement of the battery cables is sound practice regardless of connection or termination method.

Crimping will only seal out air and moisture if it is SO hard that it plastically deforms all the copper in the stranded wire and essentially converts it to a solid wire-- in which case, you're back to the original argument against soldering vis a vis vibration. Only you'd not have the damping effect of solder.

Properly done, soldering after crimp is the ultimate way to go. And improperly done, it's only at worst about the same as a crimp-only.
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This guy's efforts to discredit Bill need a lot of work
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Imagine my delight to spy +Shawn Tubbs on stage behind Carrie Underwood at the Apple Music festival. Thought I spied a killer McPherson and PRS as well.
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