Axminster Store

The Trafalgar Way, Axminster,
Devon. EX13 5SN

01297 302370

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed
Axminster Store
Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening

Our experts can sharpen your plane blades, woodturning gouges, carving chisels...

Festool Test Centre

Festool Test Centre

Try Festool tools for yourself and discover why the range is so unique.


Time to refuel?

If you're not in a hurry to leave why not take your tea break in store.

Live Workshop

Live Workshop

These workshops offer you the opportunity to see machinery in use and get hands on.

Axminster Finance

Axminster Finance

Let your tools pay for themselves - we can explain your finance options - find out more

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

As part of our service parking is free to all customers.

Apple Pay

Apple Pay

A simple and secure way to pay with your iPhone 6 or Apple Watch.

Click & Collect

Can't wait for delivery? Why not collect in store!

Check store stock and reserve tools online, then collect in store

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Get involved in store

We welcome hobbyists, professionals and clubs to come along and join in and from time to time we will also have special guests and suppliers in store.

Axminster Skill Centre

Skill Centre

The Axminster Skill Centre offers our customers the opportunity to develop their skills within the diverse range of woodworking, engineering and associated crafts - book a course today...

Live Workshop

Live Workshop

We have kitted out an area the size of a small garage that any enthusiast would be proud of. We understand that looking at a machine isn't always enough - live workshops offer you the opportunity to see the machines in use and get hands on.

Axminster Store Events


Come to an event and be inspired by our experts and special guests as they give practical demonstrations

Our free events offer a great opportunity to learn a new skill and meet like-minded people. Try the latest tools and machinery - we'll encourage you to get involved. If you need professional advice, our experts are always happy to help.

You can also expect exclusive offers throughout the store so take a look at our calendar and we'll look forward to seeing you!

June 2017

Saturday 24th June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Leigh Jigs With Shaun Vincent

Our in-store demonstrator Shaun Vincent will be showcasing the various features and benefits of Leigh dovetail jigs, using the D4R model as an example together with the Festool OF1400 router.

Shaun will show you how to set up and use this versatile jig to produce accurate, artisan dovetails every time. Shaun will also look at troubleshooting issues.

July 2017

Saturday 15th July
10:00am - 4:00pm

Scroll Saw Fidget Spinners With Adrian Broadhead

Join the latest craze and let our in-store demonstrator Adrian Broadhead guide you through creating custom made Fidget Spinners, using an Axminster Trade Series scroll saw and the Antex pyrography set.

Saturday 29th July
10:00am - 4:00pm

Woodturning With Jason Breach

Jason Breach, Axminster Skill Centre tutor and internationally acclaimed woodturner, will be joining us in store to demonstrate his incredible woodturning skills. Jason will also offer advice and tips, plus go through various techniques that can be applied to the art of woodturning. Jason is well known and highly respected within the woodturning community. He has carried out demonstrations all over the world and has built up a strong following in both the UK and Australia.

Woodturning has played a huge part in Jason's life and continues to be his passion. One of his trademark skills is making turned boxes, believing that the natural grain and colour of the work should enhance the piece and not be hidden.

If you would like to see a master of woodturning at his craft, come along and watch Jason in action using the Trade Series 1628VS lathe, and be inspired by some of his beautiful creations.

August 2017

Saturday 5th August
10:00am - 4:00pm

Pyrography - A Hands-On Day With Dan Walsh

This will be a day aimed at encouraging customers to get hands-on with pyrography tools under the guidance of our in store expert Dan Walsh.

Dan will show you everything you need to know to get started in this rewarding and enjoyable hobby. He will demonstrate how to use the various accessories available and techniques required to make the most of this creative art. One thing is certain, you don't need a large workshop to enjoy this hobby - a small space or even the kitchen table will be adequate.

Please join Dan in store and have a go at the creative art of pyrography.

Saturday 12th August
10:00am - 4:00pm

Creative Woodcarving with Exeter Woodcarvers

Join us in store with Exeter Woodcarvers who will be demonstrating how to carve creatively using Arbortech and Flexcut tools, and offering advice to all levels of carving ability. Come along to see the range of superbly handcrafted items that the carvers have produced over the years.

Thursday 17th August
10:00am - 4:00pm

Festool Power Tools With Jonathan Stead

Festool manufacture some of the most innovative power tools available, with every small detail considered in the design and manufacturing process. Within Festool's range of products are a number of unique tools that once owned, it is difficult to see how you managed without them.

If you are one of those undecided customers who asks whether a tool will actually do what you want it to do, then this is the perfect opportunity to come along and meet Festool's, Jon Stead. Jon will be here all day to answer any questions and let you try out some of Festool's products.

Saturday 19th August
10:00am - 4:00pm

UJK Technology Pocket Hole System With Jack Price

Pocket hole joinery is all about making strong, hidden joints that are fast and easy to produce. And the UJK Technology pocket hole jig does just that! It is perfect for many applications from furniture making to kitchen fitting, resulting in very strong frames and carcases. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, this jig will make a great addition to your toolkit and will give years of reliable usage.

Learn more about pocket hole joinery and get hands-on with the UJK Technology pocket hole jig under the guidance of our in-store demonstrator Jack Price.

Jack will also be looking at repairs using the UJK pocket hole jig together with Festool's CXS drill.

September 2017

Friday 1st September
9:00am - 3:00pm

DeWalt Cordless Power Tools with Matt Ryan

DeWalt demonstrator Matt Ryan will be in store to offer advice and guidance on the use of a wide range of DeWalt cordless power tools - including the new 54V Flexvolt tools which provide unrivaled portable power.

Our knowledgeable team of experts can provide you with professional advice... Matthew Youngs (Manager) & Matt McAuley (Deputy Manager)
Axminster Store Manager and Deputy Mangager
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