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
- 6 Roofing Tricks Your Competition Is Using That You Aren’t - 1) Snips with non-serrated (smooth) blades should be used when cutting natural metals such as Copper, Zinc, and Aluminum. Serrations in the blades will give the user a bite or grip on the metal when starting a cut. This is advantageous to reduce the snips tendency to “slip” off of the metal. However, the … Continue reading 6 Roofing Tricks Your Competition Is Using That You Aren’t
- Draco Tool Videos - Draco is a tool manufacturer in Germany that began in 1951. They produce a wide range of sheet metal cutting shears, bending / crimping hand tools, and larger pan formers and brakes. I was sent a disc with many product videos that I felt were educational and I wanted to share. Even though we don’t stock … Continue reading Draco Tool Videos