[expletive] heat stakes


Why use heat stakes instead of screws, clamps or whatever. Makes it impossible to service or even clean up the unit.


I agree that they can be a pain to work with, but I can think of several reasons to use heat stakes vs. screws, etc:

- Heat stakes are quickly installed
- They are easy to install, being molded in and sonically or thermally "headed"
- They work well in their intended role
- They discourage home repair of your calculator
- They encourage another purchase
- They do not come loose during assembly, destroying the machinery and equipment like small, metal screws would
- They are cheap vs. formed screws
- They are lighter in weight
- They don't conduct electricity

... and others I have neglected to mention.

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