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.

International Roofing Expo 2017

International Roofing Expo 2017

Here is the IRE link if you would like to register. Also, the floor plan of exhibiting companies. John Stortz & Son will not be paying for a booth this year. The costs of exhibiting do not meet the payoff especially when considering the foot traffic is down, while...

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My Visit to PF Freund

My Visit to PF Freund

This past week I had the opportunity to visit the facilities of PF Freund in Wuppertal, Germany. Freund specializes in the production and distribution of hand tools for roofers of the slate and sheet metal variety along with many others. The company was started well...

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Choosing the Power Seamer Best For You

Choosing the Power Seamer Best For You

If mechanically locked standing seam is your line of work, and you have panels on top of panels to lock day after day, you need a power seamer. Hand locking will only take you so far and even though the cost of a power seamer may cause some sticker shock, it's a...

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