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With a heritage that dates to the 1860s, OSL Cutting Technologies have continuously challenged the changes in the industry. Our renowned businesses improve the way people work with metal, more effectively with more efficiency.

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Cutting Technologies

OSL Cutting Technologies is a Sheffield-based metal cutting tool manufacturer with a heritage dating back to 1865. OSL Cutting Technologies has grown through a mixture of acquisitions and integration of businesses. This growth and investment of complementary companies have focused on globally known and respected complementary products with a Sheffield base.

OSL Cutting Technologies has developed into one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of high-speed metal cutting tools with a product range including annular cutters, magnetic drilling machines, step drill cutting tools, construction reamers, and machine spares and accessories. Its brands include Rotabroach, G&J Hall, Taylor and Jones, and Unibor. OSL Cutting Technologies employs more than 100 people from its base in Sheffield.

Following the 2019 acquisition of Universal Drilling and Cutting Equipment, OSL Cutting Technologies now owns and operates five manufacturing businesses from the company head office in Sheffield. OSL Cutting Technologies has sites in Attercliffe, Sheffield, and Chicago, USA.

OSL Cutting Technologies has achieved substantial international presence and growth through a global network of distributors covering all continents. All our distribution is operated from the Sheffield manufacturing base, The City of Steel. The products made by the company are recognised globally. With the heritage of some of the acquired businesses, we have an established customer base with trusted brands renowned for quality metal cutting products.

The original name in hole cutting systems the Rotabroach product range includes: Magnetic Drills, Annular Cutters, Saw Blades, Chop Saws and more. The products have been developed through years of experience and engineering capabilities. Our products are all specifically designed for Rotabroach with robustness, quality and value for money in mind. All of our products are rigorously tested on a regular basis against both our own standards and competitor products to ensure we are leading the way with our comprehensive product range.

Unibor is the flagship American brand of OSL Cutting Technologies, which acquired Unibor’s parent company (Universal Drilling & Cutting Equipment) in 2019. Unibor take our range of power tools and power tool accessories to the US market, with an office based outside of Chicago and stocking warehouses in Texas and California.

OSL Group Core Values


Our people are a core part of our success. As we have a large team at the OSL group it is crucial that we can work together to help the business achieve its objective.


We rely on the integrity of our team to be trusted to perform in their role to the best of their ability.


Safety is of paramount importance to our group. We provide a safe working environment, yet we rely on every team member to perform their duties in a safe manner.


We are very ambitious and passionate about providing the best product and service to achieve our growth objectives. We look for ambitious, passionate people to join the team to help us to drive the company forward.


Quality is important across the entire business, whether that is quality of product or quality of procedure. We are looking for people to join us and to provide high quality outputs to deliver the best product and service. To view our latest ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation Certificate click here.