I have a couple of screwdrivers set aside for this sort of problem. I
heat the end with a blow torch before offering it up to the screw. With
really stubborn screws it's often a tiny bit more than just softening
I told the assembled folk here some time ago about me, being visually
impaired when young used to work on high voltage gear, and was quite safe as
I obeyed simple safety rules, but the air we breathe is another matter for
some years all the smoke emitted from the solder bath system near when a I
worked could be smelled. I doubt that has done my lungs much good either. As
with a lot of things it depends on the exposure. I used to work also with
acetone and as I'm sure you are aware this is very dangerous as it
evaporates and replaces the oxygen in the air.
There are so many things we did before that are now frowned upon, like
sawing down sheets of asbestos for example, as I did many times at home!
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There's the odd thing like asbestos, but most stuff ain't that harmful. I go by what my body tells me, if it's difficult to breathe, then what I'm breathing is bad for me. Fibre glass for example, nobody seems to think that's nasty, but I'm sure it must be, it makes your skin itchy and you cough a lot. Why aren't lofts insulated with polystyrene?!
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