About John Stortz & Son

Taken in the late 19th century, the dapper gent in the middle inspects a hand forged tool for quality while workers of various ages take a quick break to pose for a picture.

A Family Business Founded in 1853

stortz-john-smJohn Stortz & Son, Inc. manufactures high quality specialty hand tools for the trades. A fifth generation American family company, we build tools in the same Philadelphia factory where our founder, the original John Stortz, began in 1853 (read more about our early beginnings). For over a century and a half, we have earned and kept the public’s trust by delivering innovation and traditional value. Stortz Tools collaborates directly with the skilled master craftsmen who use our tools to produce the most reliable and productive hand tools in the world. Where an imported tool is a great value for its class and function, we offer that to the public as well.

This online ecommerce enabled tool catalog offers for convenient sale some of our most popular tools for installing roofing slate and for roofing sheet metal work. We have also included a selection of our best known mason’s tools. A full line printed catalog is also available upon request. All prices are discounted “direct from the manufacturer”. Distributors please call for dealer pricing.

We take great pride in this extensive and unique product offering. We thank our many loyal customers for their support over the years. To new friends, we welcome this opportunity to be of service.

Sincerely Yours,

John C. Stortz

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