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
- 7 Tools Needed for Slate Roof Repair - Slate Brackets – Acro is the manufacturer of a slate roof bracket which is commonly used for staging a slate roof. The tongue portion hooks onto a roofing nail (at least a 16 penny nail, 3 1/2″) and then 2 more are then used to secure the bracket. A lot of weight will be put … Continue reading 7 Tools Needed for Slate Roof Repair
- 8 Roofing Materials & How to Solder Them - Soldering has been common practice in the metal roofing trade to ensure water tight joints and to strengthen seams. While some purists may frown upon using solder to mend together two pieces of metal, there is one thing for sure…the practice of soldering isn’t going anywhere in our trade. While very common, soldering can be … Continue reading 8 Roofing Materials & How to Solder Them