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Power Seamer Product Review

Power Seamer Product Review

When To Use a Power Seamer Power seaming mechanically locked panels is preferred on longer runs (20+ ft) when a uniform look is desired. Most seamers will seam the first and second stage in one pass which will reduce time of the project when compared to alternative...

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MASC NIBBLER: VERSION II

MASC NIBBLER: VERSION II

Masc Nibbler II: What's new? Reinforced handles / Improved Leverage:  Overall stronger construction means easier cutting on 24ga steel (max .7mm) Contoured Nose:  Slimmer profile make it easier to make continous cuts  Have you ever struggled to clip your standing...

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Top 10 Soldering Questions Answered

Top 10 Soldering Questions Answered

1. Why do some soldering tips wear out faster than others? Lead free solder (pure tin) will wear out your copper tips about twice as fast as 50/50 solder.  Tin has a higher melting temperature than lead, so you need to use higher heat when soldering with lead free...

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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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