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Up next: Saturday 18th February
Tormek Sharpening System Demo


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Built on a shared passion for great craftsmanship

Woodwork sits at the heart of our story and we continually strive to support the creative community by providing honest advice, project inspiration and trusted tools.

Whatever your woodworking passion, your local Axminster Tools store gives you access to inspirational makers, traditional and trusted tools, and friendly, knowledgeable advice from our experts.

So come and discover the complete Axminster Tools experience.

Opening Early 2023 - New location, same great service and more...

More space, more products, more opportunities to get hands on.
Somewhere we can all share our passion.

The new shop will be located on Millwey Rise Industrial Estate, next to the state-of-the-art warehouse, which means more products in store and no driving to a separate location for customer collections. The new shop is bigger with more interactive space. That's more opportunities for you to get hands on, bigger and better in-store demonstrations and more space to support the local community with getting creative. The relocation is a project working alongside Axminster Property, investing in the future of Axminster Tools and the Axe Valley. Map

What's in store

Live Workshop

Practical solutions by passionate advisors

Create with confidence

Get hands-on in our Live Workshops and talk tools, projects and everything woodwork with our friendly, knowledgeable team.

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Free demos & events

Uniting creativity through sharing

Surround yourself with like-minded makers and join our product demonstrations or project based events.

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Planks and blanks. Plus tool sharpening - only in store

Timber supplies and tool sharpening

The best finish starts with quality material and sharp tools!

Choose from a wide selection of high-grade wood planks and blanks and get your tools sharpened to as good as new condition!

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Planks and blanks. Plus tool sharpening - only in store

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Through our community programmes we aim to support what matters to our customers and colleagues.

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We're doing everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint and aim to reuse, recycle or upcycle as much as we can.

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Events calendar

Our in-store events are a hub for makers of all skill levels. Designed to help you expand your product knowledge, develop your practical skills and find inspiration from like-minded enthusiasts.

January 2023

Wednesday 25th January
9:00am - 11:00am

Axminster Store - NEW Festool CSC SYS 50 Demo

NEW Festool CSC SYS 50 Demo!

Join us in-store for an exciting demo of the new Festool CSC SYS 50 Saw Bench! Available for pre-order now, come down and see just how revolutionary this machine is. Throughout the two-hour period, the CSC will be demonstrated by skilled training experts, who will show you how this saw combines precision with versatility, as well as its compact and clever design. In addition, the whole 18V will be showcased at the demo, with a chance for you to get hands-on with the products, so you can explore your options. You won’t want to miss this!

February 2023

Saturday 18th February
10:00am - 2:00pm

Axminster Store- Tormek Sharpening System Demo

Join us in-store where we'll be demonstrating the Tormek T8 and other tools!

In addition to the Tormek T8, he will also demonstrate the range of available jigs for sharpening woodturning chisels as well as plane irons, chisels, scissors, axes and knifes. All staff will be on hand to answer any questions relating to sharpening products and techniques.Customers are welcome to get hands on during the event so add the date to your diary!

March 2023

Saturday 11th March
10:00am - 2:00pm

Axminster Store- Woodturning with Jason Breach

Woodturning with Jason Breach

Jason will be in-store making a button box using button jaws, the acorn box will have a hand cut thread using chasers, also Jason will demonstrate making a rice bowl and chop sticks, the bowl will have a cut rim and turned thin to create a bell bowl.

May 2023

Saturday 20th May
10:00am - 3:00pm

Axminster Store- Martin Saban-Smith On Tour With Axminster Tools

Join us as tutor and demonstrator, Martin Saban-Smith RPT returns to our stores to share more of his unique woodturning creativity.

Martin's enthusiasm, technical ability and artistic finishing has attracted an impressive following on social media and he promises an entertaining and informative demonstration. His relaxed presentation style has been enjoyed by hundreds of turners in the UK, Ireland, Scotland and the USA.

During the demonstration several projects will be completed with expert advice given on everything from tooling, turning techniques, sanding and finishing. Martin is the manufacturer and owner of the Hampshire Sheen range of finishing waxes, oils, lacquers and the Intrinsic Collection Dyes some of which will be used during his demonstration.

Don’t miss what is certain to be a colourful display of professional techniques by booking your free place now.

Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. We recommend arriving on time to gain the full benefit of this demonstration, seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Audience questions are encouraged but, due to the expected numbers, participation will not be possible. Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided.

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