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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.

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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Acetylene vs. Propane Soldering Irons

Acetylene vs. Propane Soldering Irons

Which Gas Should I Be Soldering My Roofs With? Completely adequate and acceptable soldering of seams can be achieved using a variety of methods.  Hand irons, propane fueled, or acetylene fueled irons are all fully capable of producing long lasting watertight results. ...

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Expanding Your Roofing Tools Potential

Expanding Your Roofing Tools Potential

Gasflow Through Your Soldering Iron Your soldering iron is not a complicated unit. Look at it as a gas vessel. Your regulator, you guessed it, regulates gas that travels through your hose and then up through your soldering iron. The "gas nozzle" is what filters the...

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