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Cutting Tapered Slate For a Turret

Cutting Tapered Slate For a Turret

Written by Tim Underhill of Delta Slate Delta Slate Tim Underhill www.deltaslate.com Slating a Turret   There are different methods of slating a turret. The following is a...

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International Roofing Expo 2018

International Roofing Expo 2018

The IRE was this past week held in New Orleans, Louisiana. There were about 500 booths that spanned 28 different aisles. Here are a few pictures of some of the booths that were being presented who we do business with, are associated with, or have an interest to our...

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Top Products of 2017

Top Products of 2017

  Biegetec Finish Seamer “What took so long….This seamer is a must have for anyone who does painted Aluminum or steel double lock standing seam. I couldn’t be happier with it’s performance!“ -Walt Frisch Construction (verified owner)   “This is...

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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.

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