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!

September 2017

Saturday 30th September
10:00am - 4:00pm

Phil Irons In Action With Woodcut Tools

Phil Irons is well known on both the UK and international woodturning scene.

He will be spending the day in store demonstrating tools from Woodcut, with whom he has a long association. His main focus will be on the Bowlsaver MAX3 - a tool which will enable you to get an increased output from a piece of wood. Phil will also be using Tru-Grind sharpening jigs and Pro-Forme hollowing tools.

By his own admission, Phil derives most pleasure and satisfaction from turning hollow forms. He has created some beautiful vases and incredible one-off masterpieces.

Phil also enjoys teaching and offers a number of courses at his workshop in Welford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. Courses range from beginners’ hobby level classes to the more advanced master classes on the lathe.

Join Phil in store and watch a master of his craft at work. Pop in store anytime between 10-4pm and enjoy our FREE event.

October 2017

Saturday 7th October
10:00am - 4:00pm

Railway Modelling with the Blackmore Vale Model Railway Club

We are pleased to welcome back the Blackmore Vale Model Railway Club to the Axminster store. The club will be displaying a number of layouts and there will be demonstrations on airbrushing and weathering using the Spraycraft Airbrush & Compressor.

Pop in store anytime between 10-4pm and enjoy our FREE event.

Thursday 12th October
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 ask 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.

Pop in store anytime between 10-4pm and enjoy our FREE event.

November 2017

Saturday 11th November
10:00am - 5:00pm

Metal Polishing With Matthew Youngs

Did you know that if you own a woodturning lathe or grinder, you can convert these machines into polishers quickly and economically. Store manager, Matthew Youngs, will show you how to achieve a mirror finish during this simple step-by-step tutorial. Matt will be using the Axminster metal polishing kit, Axminster Trade Series 1416VS lathe and one of the Axminster Trade Series grinders. Two sessions will run between 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00.

Saturday 25th November
10:00am - 4:00pm

Scroll Saw Decorations With Adrian Broadhead

Using Axminster Trade Series scroll saws, our in-store demonstrator, Adrian Broadhead, will be showing you how to make some unique and quirky seasonal decorations.

Adrian will demonstrate the creative versatility of the scroll saw and provide guidance on making your own projects. With a good machine and a little imagination, the possibilities are endless.

He will also run through machine and blade choice, and how to set up your scroll saw correctly.

If you are keen to make your own personal seasonal decorations, join Adrian in the Axminster store.

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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