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
- Snow Retention Systems: Why, Where and How to Install - This is a post written by Tim Underhill of the National Slate Association In areas where heavy snow is common, a metal snow pan is built into the roof. Snow-retention, for obvious reasons, is regionally influenced. The overall picture is, historically at least, a lot of snow in the North, not so much in the … Continue reading Snow Retention Systems: Why, Where and How to Install
- What solder should you use for your job? - Whether you have been soldering for quite some time or you’re a complete novice, having a basic understanding of the types of solder commonly used for roofing is important to make sure you achieve your best installation every time. NOTE: This blog can serve as a guide for a better understanding of the process. … Continue reading What solder should you use for your job?