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What's the preferred method most people use here? Suggestions welcome. Thanx in advance.
I usually solder them but I'm tired of that technique. There's a little tool i saw called the hammer crimp that i thought about getting but don't know if it's worth it.
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 The hammer crimp works.....but I would still solder in addition to crimping
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I always liked using a bench mounted vice if I could remember to crimp before I installed the wire in the car.  They make big crimpers for heavier gauge stuff, but they are a little pricey. 
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I use this unit.... cheap and effective.

Also the trusty hammer pounder unit!!

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I use this one.
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Those look good.  I have one of these in my toolbox.
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I normally use a vice...I read something on bcae1.com that recommends Not using a vice...Maybe it breaks the wire ...i dont remember...I love the comment about"if i remember to do it before i install wire into car"...My vice has seen many hoods/trunks...!
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i use a hammer crimper and always solder.
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i just put my thumb on one side and my index finger on the other side and just pinch.
But not everyone is a beast like me
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SOLDER!... never fails.
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