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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...
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...
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...