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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.

A Guide To Locking Standing Seam Panels

A Guide To Locking Standing Seam Panels

Ask These Questions Q. What is my mechanically locked profile height and width? A: Your first stage hand seamer needs to be able to fit over top the profile width. A common seam height is 1" or 1 1/2", these profiles usually have 1/2" profile widths along the top....

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6 Tools Designed For Half Round Gutters

6 Tools Designed For Half Round Gutters

Half round gutters are a great way to increase the value of a home while adding a unique ageless look and feel.  There are many reasons why adding half round gutters is a good choice for a rainfall system on a home. Half-round gutters are low maintenance systems that...

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The Insider’s Guide To Soldering Irons

The Insider’s Guide To Soldering Irons

How often do you find yourself needing a soldering iron for gutters or flashing? It's a part of being a sheet metal worker and having the right equipment is a must. A clear sign that sub par work is on its way is using an open flame torch for a soldering job. Not only...

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