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Dach und Holz 2024 – Stuttgart, Germany

Dach und Holz 2024 – Stuttgart, Germany

Dach und Holz 2024 The 2024 Dach und Holz trade show was held in Stuttgart, Germany on March 5th-8th, 2024. It is attended by over 51,000 professionals and has over 500 suppliers/vendors from over 26 countries exhibiting. There are 6+ exhibition halls that range from...

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One Slate Ripper to Rule Them All

One Slate Ripper to Rule Them All

American Manufacturing and the Slate Industry Our Heavy Duty Slate Ripper was processed through our shop for the final time. This is multi-faceted as 1) Stortz Tools will be relocating shortly and 2) The factors to produce an American-made heavy duty slate ripper are...

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Drill Seamers – Changing double lock Standing Seam

Drill Seamers – Changing double lock Standing Seam

Why Use Drill Seamers?Are you working with mechanical lock roof panels and searching for the best way to lock the panels together? You’ve come to the right place. Drill attached power seamers have made seaming panels together quick and affordable. Ready to ship to you...

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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.