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The Evolution of Power Seamers

The Evolution of Power Seamers

The Evolution of Power Seamers The Portable Mechanical Lock Power Seamer Power seaming mechanical lock panels is typically done by 60 lb. tortoise-like machines running up panels with electrical cords. With enhancements in cordless drill batteries, the new way of...
#5 JR Punch Kit

#5 JR Punch Kit

#5 Jr. Hand Punch Kit   Create round punches in multiple layers of sheet metal with ease Use for dimpling sheets together that you do not want to slide Simple exchange of punch/die sizes – No special tooling required Extremely durable design A “must...
New Product Additions

New Product Additions

Architectural Modulation Clamp For the purpose of pinning together a male and a female seam to ensure a tight fit. This clamp is designed to pin together two pieces of flat sheet metal. Superior strength and designed for the metal roofer. NOTE: The size of the jaws...
*WATCH* Express Soldering Maintenance

*WATCH* Express Soldering Maintenance

Soldering can get to be a dirty job. The dross buildup on the soldering tips and melting application of the torch lend the iron to start to wear over time. One positive feature of the Express soldering iron is how far a little iron maintenance can go to keep you up...
Long Life Tips

Long Life Tips

Perfect Soldering Why? What? How? Long life tips have a ZINNLUX coating on their surface that enables them to be worked for 5-6 times that of a standard copper tip without “pitting” or losing shape. The special coating protects the copper core from...
Metal Roofing Outlook 2022

Metal Roofing Outlook 2022

What Happened in 2022? The residential re-roofing sector for metal specifically rose from 12% to 15% in 2020. Homeowners are increasingly choosing to replace their old roofs (often asphalt shingle) with metal. Steel remains the most popular choice for metal roof...
3 Reasons to Own a Drill Seamer

3 Reasons to Own a Drill Seamer

The Latest in Seaming Products Stortz Tools specializes in getting you the right seamer for your architectural (1″ or 1.5″) panels. Our store has a wide variety of seaming options from manufacturers around the globe. We can help you pick the seamer that...
New Alpine Hybrid Snow Guards

New Alpine Hybrid Snow Guards

Alpine Snow Guards has introduced 2 new “hybrid” guards to their product offering. Complementing their popular products, the new guards aim to ease the disruptive supply chain that is the snow guard industry. If you are struggling to find your Berger...
Soldering Techniques – Videos

Soldering Techniques – Videos

Anyone Can Solder! VIDEOS TO HELP Soldering is the technique of joining two metals that would not easily fuse together using an alloy. In the sheet metal roofing trade, soldering copper is most commonly thought of. Other materials that are commonly soldered in the...
Soldering Terminology

Soldering Terminology

Soldering terminology Activity – The measure of flux cleaning strength. The more active the flux, the more effectively it cleans. Alloy – A metal consisting of two or more materials. One of these materials must be a metal. Copper – A reddish metal that is very...
Why Buy From Stortz?

Why Buy From Stortz?

If you’ve landed on this page there is a good chance you want to know more about the company you are buying from and not have it be just another website. Here are the reasons why you should trust us with your tool purchases. We pick up the phone – No...
Save a Slate Roof in Kenosha, Wi

Save a Slate Roof in Kenosha, Wi

“We need to take this 125-year-old roof out of service and replace it with a new roof.” Kenoshanews.com reports a story about a slate roof of the historic Southport Beach House that needs repairs.   The city council  voted 12-4 against spending $316,000 on replacing...

Slate Hammer Survey

This link will take you to a page that contains a slate hammer survey of 9 questions.  The questions ask about weight, cutting shank, nail puller, and other important information that is subjective to the user.  We will use this information to re-design a hammer that...