They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but those in the trade know better.


Without boring you too much about the origins of these much sought after precious stones (formed from carbon over millions of years under huge thermodynamic pressure), the word diamond originates from the Greek word ‘adamas’ meaning unconquerable or indestructible. They are therefore, extremely useful. So useful in fact, that approximately 80% of all rough diamonds mined in any given year, are sold for industrial use.


Blades and drill bits are two of the most common industrial components that incorporate a diamond mix and our own range of diamond blades account for a large percentage of total sales. Manufactured to the highest specifications on the market, they have long been considered the jewel in the OBAS crown. So much so that we were approached by JCB in July 2010 to deliver their own branded products to market in what has proved to be a major distribution deal.


Sadly, some manufacturers mix ceramic into the product to reduce the amount of diamond content and ultimately the manufacturing price. OBAS will never reduce the quality of any of our products and you are assured that we will never compromise on the quality of our blades.


The Hire Master blade for example, has quickly established itself within the UK as the preferred blade for hire shops; it’s been designed specifically to cut a wide range of materials including stone, concrete, asphalt, bricks, glass, ceramics and most other durable surfaces. The blade was developed to achieve a quicker start when cutting harder materials and reduce white knuckle.


In monitoring issues with the blade range the records analysed have shown that less than 0.02% of annual sales results in a customer service issue. This figure includes customer miss use and physical abuse which is an incredible accolade for the blade range.


We are proud our blades have such an incredible reputation and are the preferred choice by many professionals. Quality and reliability are just two of the reasons why they remain one of our most popular products and should remain so for the foreseeable future.