Metal Roll Bender Highlights

Metal Roll Bender Highlights

At some point or other, every sheet metal roofer is going to need the help of a quality metal roll bender to make perfect bends and alterations to the aforesaid medium. Just like slate hammers are to slate roofers and brick hammers are to masons, metal roll benders...
Metal Roof Snow Guards: Why They Matter

Metal Roof Snow Guards: Why They Matter

Metal snow roof guards are often part of a larger snow retention system, oftentimes for slate roofs in addition to metal roofs. Being called metal roof snow guards, the term “metal” may refer not only to the roofing material but also to the material of the type of...
Let’s Get to the Point of Soldering Iron Tips

Let’s Get to the Point of Soldering Iron Tips

Unless you have ever personally performed a soldering operation – which might be done for a variety of different purposes, might it be added – then you might have fallen prey to the erroneous belief that all soldering iron tips were created equal. This...
A Breakdown of Metal Cutting Tools

A Breakdown of Metal Cutting Tools

At John Stortz & Son, we don’t just sell metal cutting tools – we offer the entire kit and kaboodle of carefully crafted, high quality tools for roofers, masons and many other craftsmen. Since 1853, tradesmen around the region and the country have turned to...
How to Identify Quality in a Brick Hammer

How to Identify Quality in a Brick Hammer

Brick hammers, which are also sometimes known as mason’s or stonemason’s hammers, are only one of the many tools we sell here at John Stortz & Son. Like many of the tools we sell, they are tools that, though highly specialized, can really serve a huge range of...
Stubai Tools

Stubai Tools

Stubai manufacturing is located in Fulpmes, Austria. The facilities boast the highest quality of forging, hardening, and machining processes. Their tools cover a variety of industries ranging from Roofing, Forestry, Woodworking, Climbing, Cutlery, Automotive and...
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...
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...
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...
Finish Seamer 2.0 Upgrade

Finish Seamer 2.0 Upgrade

Our most popular Finish Seamer gets a makeover! The Biegetec PVC Finish Seamer has been one of the most popular locking tools year after year. Its unique design allows the user to lock the first stage and the second stage without needing a second tool. In addition,...