In 1968, Al Steadman a Union Sheet Metal Worker had an idea of adding a curve to the straight tongs he used every day in his job. His tongs quickly became popular due to the size, balance, and comfort. Through word of mouth, Local Unions and Distributors, Al was on his way to a large demand for tongs. Tongs were sold in Pennsylvania, Western New York, and Eastern Ohio. Al made his tongs in his workshop at his home, using tools and simple machines that he made to manufacture them quicker and more accurately. In 1986, Al passed his business down to his son Curtis Steadman. Curt pressed on in his father’s footsteps trying to work his job and manufacture enough tongs to supply the demand. Eventually he stopped making the tongs and Steadman Tongs grew steadily harder to find. As a Tradesman myself I knew this was a quality tool and wanted to see them return to the market. Steadman Tongs are being made in Erie, Pa. again.
STEADMAN TONGS are a sign of quality and tradition.
For Sheet Metal Workers by a Sheet Metal Worker.
Made with Pride, In the USA.
Each casting is mated ,Drilled and sanded as a set.Pinned with a solid steel pin, ground and squared then sanded again then finished with a wire wheel finish. Then misted with a light oil.
Care: Once a month place a drop of light oil on each side of the pin between the front and back blade. If storing your tongs for a long period lightly mist them with WD-40 or Marvel Mystery oil. After working in wet conditions do both
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