Quality Roofing Tools, Masonry Tools, Hand Tools and More
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
- Slate Education Continues - I visited New England Slate in Poultney, Vermont because they were hosting a training course for new roofers who had an interest in developing their slate roofing skills. Jens Lehman from Rathscheck was the lead instructor and a group of 15 roofers took the course. It started with a brief intro into what slate is and … Continue reading Slate Education Continues
- How Important Is Safety to Your Slate Roofing Business? - Are you tired of setting up roof brackets for simple repairs? Let the Slator save you time AND make your life easier. The SLATOR, invented in 2015 by an SRCA member and Stortz client, is a single plane anchoring system designed to support a ladder quickly and easily on steep roofs to provide tradesmen quick, … Continue reading How Important Is Safety to Your Slate Roofing Business?