Thinkgood, I prefer Cadwelds but for me the shop usually already has the molds and loads, so it is almost a no cost solution.
We have a verity of crimping tools also but I can not resist the chance to use a cadweld,
crimping is not as much fun as fire and smoke.
If you have to buy the mold for one use it can be expensive, the same can be said for the crimps, they are cheap but the price of the crimping tool is kind of high if you only need it one time.
I have heard of one use cadwelds but have not used them and I do not know what they cost, but I would think cheaper than either of above.
[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 10-08-2003).]