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 returned into hands of Tradesmen and Women in the Sheetmetal Industry.
Steadman Tongs are made in Erie, Pa.
STEADMAN TONGS are a sign of quality and tradition.
Made with Pride, In the USA.
Built to Last, Made of Cast.
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 and misted with a light oil. Our tongs are highly sought after in the sheet metal trade. Comfortable handles and good tool balance.
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, dry and re-oil.
UPDATE: We are offering an optional CPVC Rubber Coating to our tongs for an additional $10.00. Click on "Store" to read about this option. Supply is limited.
Also available at : Decker Steel Supply Erie PA, Ferguson - Lyon Conklin, SO CAL Supply CA, John Stortz and Son Inc. and Hennemuth Metal Fabricators.
We do our best to get your orders out as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about our tongs. Buy directly from us and save. Click on the store tab above to order.
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ATTENTION CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: We can ship Internationally but due to the weight restrictions we can only ship 2 pair in the small flat rate box and up to 10 pair of tongs in the medium flat rate box. Please contact us prior to ordering if your order will be larger than ten. We ship Priority Mail Flat Rate Box , normal delivery time is 6-10 business days.