STI Tools is a business located in Amarillo, Texas that takes pride in its quality tools and superior customer service. Our company motto is "Serving others through grace and innovation", we accomplish this with both of the tools that we manufacture. We strive to keep our customers happy and to make their lives easier. James Sanders, the owner, got started by being the co-inventor of a tool called the Sprinkler Removal Tool. He knew that there had to be a better way than digging up sprinkler heads with a shovel or trying to use pliers to unscrew the sprinkler head only to find out it is already too deep in the ground. However he could not do either of these things because he is a paraplegic, driving around in a wheelchair he could not use a shovel to dig up sprinkler heads or kneel down and try to use pliers. After numerous hours of dedication and several prototypes the problem was solved, a tool to replace sprinkler heads that is so easy to use it can be done from a wheelchair.
We manufacture two sizes of Sprinkler Removal Tools, a.k.a. The SRT, the 1000 model which works on sprinkler heads from 1-3/4" to 2-1/4" across and the 2000 model which works on sprinkler heads from 2-1/2" to 2-3/4" across. The SRT-1000 works on nearly all pop-up style residential sprinkler heads. The SRT-2000 works on nearly all rotor type residential and commercial sprinkler heads. This makes our tools nearly universal only excluding a few of the smallest sprinkler heads and the sprinkler heads that are impossible to remove from the ground without digging because they can be fed by a side inlet instead of the bottom inlet that is required to unscrew the head out of the ground. One of our tools can suit almost all of your lawn sprinkler repair needs for your home or business.
With the SRT lawn sprinkler repair takes only a fraction of the time that it did before, changing a lawn sprinkler head used to be around a half hour long job. By the time you get the shovel out and dig down deep enough, while getting covered in mud, changing the head and finally spending precious time to fill the hole back in that you finished digging only a few minutes before. The SRT will save you this huge headache, now lawn sprinkler repair only takes minutes to completely change a sprinkler head with no shovel needed. Are you having to raise sunken sprinkler heads up and don’t want to spend all day or spend a lot of money on a landscaping company? A landscaping company on average charge around 60 dollars to change 1 sprinkler head, for that same money you can purchase an SRT and change out several sprinkler heads for the same money. After you change the other sprinkler heads you have saved up to $300 dollars on repair bills and your yard still looks great. Also say for example: You have St. Augustine grass, you can’t just dig around this grass like most contractors or landscapers do, this will damage the grass. Can you imagine for instance, lets say you have 20-30 sunken sprinkler heads at your home or business that need to be raised. Can you imagine how terrible your lawn will look after a landscaping company raises every one of these sprinkler heads using a shovel. Consider the repair bill you will receive after all of this work is done. All of this points to only one answer use the SRT to drastically reduce your time and money spent, and for a bonus your yard will always look green and well maintained while using your very own SRT. The SRT is 100% made in the U.S.A., from our raw materials to our manufacturing equipment. We take great pride in keeping our industry and consumer money here locally. The SRT design has been patented and we are working on securing more patents for our products. We are striving to make every homeowners life a little bit easier. STI Tools takes great pride in bringing you a quality product, because as any handyman will tell you "you need the right tool for the job".
Amarillo Living Magazine Summer 2014 Edition
"Inventors Produce Innovative Gadgets"
Article by Gilda V. Bryant Page 126
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