You have no items in your shopping cart.
was were added to your cart. added to wishlist. added to compare products.
Need help? Call us on 03332 406 406
Sales & Offers
Deneb Puchalski, hand tool and sharpening guru from Lie-Nielsen, will be visiting Ireland, England and Scotland this November. The tour will include three exclusive events in locations that have not hosted Lie-Nielsen demonstrations before: Sheffield, Newcastle and Glasgow.
The tour starts in Ireland where Deneb will be demonstrating at St Mary’s College, Galway and the Carpentry Store, Naas. Across to the UK and Deneb will visit Axminster Tools & Machinery in Nuneaton, Brodies in Perth and the Harrogate Show for all three days. Deneb said: “I’ve demonstrated in Scotland and the north of England before but never been to Sheffield, Newcastle or Glasgow. I’m really looking forward to it and it will also give me the chance to talk about our new tapered saws.”
Deneb, who tours North America demonstrating Lie-Nielsen tools, is the recognised authority on how to get the very best from these superb tools. He can help with advice on sharpening, plane tuning and many more techniques. His passion and enthusiasm for the tools he works with are clear to all who have seen his demonstrations.
Last week the Furniture Makers' Company hosted their annual Young Furniture Makers exhibition, sponsored by Corporate Member, Axminster Tools & Machinery. There were exhibits from students at all levels, from FDA to BA to MA, and from the numerous colleges and universities the Furniture Makers' Company supports, including Birmingham City University, Bucks New University, Burnley College, De Montfort University, Edward Barnsley Workshop, Leeds College of Art and Design, London Met, Plymouth University, Rycotewood and Warwickshire College.
Awards were made for a number of industry partnerships, where companies such as Burbidge, Ercol, Hands, Gordon Russell, Crofts & Assinder, Willis & Gambier and KI Europe worked with university students on specific projects.
Did anyone catch yesterday's The Observer newspaper? If you did, you may have seen that Mark Millar, DIY expert and one of the TV show DIY SOS team, reviewed some of our hi-tech, digital tools in his "Tried and Tested" feature.
If you missed it, you can now take a look at the full article online by clicking here.
Customer service is pivotal to the success of a business and no less so to ours. This week (6th-10th October) is National Customer Service Week and we here at Axminster Tools & Machinery will be focusing on the importance of excellent customer service and examining what our customers both want and need.
Nominations have already been put forward for the award of Customer Service Champion from among our frontline staff. Eligible candidates are those in our Customer Services, After Sales, Business Services and Export Sales teams. Throughout the week call centre staff will be voting for our Customer Services Support Champion – an individual from another department within the Company who assists call centre staff most in providing our customers with a high standard of customer service.
The W14 Joinery & Manufacturing Show opened its doors at the NEC yesterday and is now on until Wednesday 8th October. Traditionally Sunday is the busiest day and by all accounts yesterday was a very busy day.
If you are interested in industrial woodworking machinery, take advantage of this opportunity to see some of the Axminster Industrial Series range of machines on display. You will find us at stand 8G720. Entry to the show is free for bona fide trade visitors.
Among the machines on display are three of our Industrial Series bandsaws, the P305/2500 panel saw and the TSCE-12R saw bench. Our Business Services team will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you may have about these machines. One of the team, Peter Bolton, will be demonstrating the impressive MAX 340 Edgebander.
The aim of the awards is to recognise Living Wage employers who have made significant contributions to communities and industries by adopting and celebrating the Living Wage.
The Living Wage Foundation offers a recognition mark for employers who commit to paying the Living Wage. There are now over 900 accredited employers.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. It is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.
Come and join the staff at Axminster's Basingstoke store on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October to celebrate our first year of trading. Over the weekend there will be many different activities and demonstrations to help you explore our vast range of tools. The event will provide a rare opportunity to see a significant number of machines and disciplines altogether in one place. Plus you will get 10% off your highest priced item during this two-day event!
For those among us who are keen woodturners, this is a great opportunity to see Phil Irons demonstrating Woodcut Tools at all the Axminster Tools & Machinery stores throughout the UK during October and November.
Phil is a well known face in woodturning circles and a regular demonstrator both on a national and international level. As a teenager, in his native Australia, Phil dabbled a little in woodturning. Then in his late twenties, he took up the craft as a serious hobby and turned professional in 1994.
Phil admits to having done his fair share of production turning, but now supplies galleries, has his own online business, enjoys teaching and offers courses at his workshop in Welford-on-Avon. For more information please visit Phil's website.
To celebrate five years since the Nuneaton store first opened, the store will be having its biggest ever in-store tools show. With many demonstrations including bandsaws, planer thicknessers, scroll saws, sharpening, woodturning, hand carving, hand planes, pyrography and power carving, and with Colwin Way, Jason Breach, Peter Berry and many more demonstrating their craft, this is one event simply not to be missed!
The event will provide a rare opportunity to see a significant number of machines and disciplines in one place. Plus, entry is free. Why not come along on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th September (9.30am – 4.00pm each day)?
Who will be there?
Axminster Tools & Machinery has just completed a deal which will give the company exclusive rights to sell Lamello products throughout the UK. This new arrangement will come into effect from 1st October 2014 when the Axminster Business Services Team will take over all Lamello-related matters.
The newly formed Axminster Business Services Team, under Sales Manager Mark O’Halloran, will be the main point of contact for all Lamello products, with members of the field sales team visiting customers and potential customers at their own premises. All field sales staff have undergone training at Lamello’s factory in Bubendorf as well as hands-on training within the UK.
AT&M’s Sales Director, Alan Styles, said: “We are delighted that our new Axminster Business Services Team are able to work with one of the industry’s best known and most innovative names, that of Lamello. Come and meet the team, and see us in action together with Lamello at W14.” Both companies will be exhibiting at W14 Working with Wood exhibition at the NEC from 5-8 October, stand number 8G720.
Be amongst the first to receive regular exclusive offers, product launches and more.