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John Stortz & Son, Inc. is a fifth generation American family of toolmakers located in “Old City” Philadelphia. Our record of longevity is still based on a commitment to our customer’s needs and their satisfaction. Behind every “Stortz” tool, stands our pledge to offer you superior quality products, competitive pricing and prompt customer service. We manufacture and distribute roofing tools, masonry tools, paint scrapers, other scraping tools, cooperage tools, and gardening tools.

Our well known line of slate tools includes rippers, hammers, cutters, and stakes. As the sheet metal roofing industry continues to grow we supply a line of sheet metal tools that include soldering irons and accessories, snips, standing seam tools, and many tools for general bending purposes. Our masonry tools include our unique Washington Pattern brick hammers, multi-purpose wall scrapers and our full line of brick pointing tools. The exceptional wood handled paint scrapers are preferred by the tradesmen because of the superior blade sharpness, overall strength and durability.

Recent Blog Entries

  • frequently2 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions - This post will outline a few questions that we get asked on a fairly regular basis.   My Express soldering iron is not running as hot, or gas flow seems weak, as it once did, what’s wrong? Most likely, the gas nozzle is clogged. After many months or years of soldering, the impurities from soldering … Continue reading Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
  • Man falling through ceiling of house Friday Roofing Fun - It’s Friday and it’s the first back to work after a holiday break. We’re all dragging a little bit so here’s some good, clean roofing humor to close out the week. Why do roofers often get in trouble with the police? Because they are always getting high and flashing. Like spell… From Roofing Humor