Basingstoke Store

Winchester Road, Basingstoke,
Hampshire. RG22 6HN

01256 637477

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th April 9am - 5.30pm
Easter Sunday Closed
Easter Monday 9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 18th April 8am - 7pm
Basingstoke Store
Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening

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

Test Centre

Test Centre

Make sure your tools are running at 100% performance by letting our experts run a complete health check.


Time to refuel?

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

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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360° Virtual Tour

Step Inside...

Welcome to the Basingstoke store virtual tour. Providing you a great opportunity to explore all that Axminster Tools & Machinery has to offer.

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Basingstoke 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!

April 2017

Sunday 2nd April
11:00am - 3:00pm

Candlesticks and Bowls - Surrey Association of Woodturners

Using the Axminster 1416VS Trade lathe, David Stratton offers helpful advice as he demonstrates how to turn your own bowl while Colin Rowe reveals his favourite method of producing candle sticks.

Saturday 22nd April
10:00am - 4:00pm

Scroll sawing and Pyrography with Mayzie Collins

Mayzie Collins will be in store demonstrating the beautiful, creative and practical applications of scroll sawing and wood burning. She will answer any questions you may have, run through the many benefits of the Axminster Trade Series EX-21 Scroll Saw and explain how she gets the best out of the Axminster Variable Output Pyrography Station. If you are into pyrography or scroll sawing, Mayzie's demonstration is one not to be missed.

Saturday 29th April
10:00am - 4:30pm

Festool Hand Abrasives

Festool is a brand associated with exceptional quality and this is apparent with their range of hand abrasives. In store we've received some great feedback about the new range, so we've decided to put them to the test ourselves. Tom Stokes will be on hand to explain and demonstrate why the Festool abrasives stand out from start to finish. If you would like to get hands-on and try these abrasives for yourself, come on down to the Basingstoke store where Tom will guide you through these outstanding abrasives.

May 2017

Saturday 20th May
10:00am - 4:30pm

Woodturning with Colwin Way

Internationally recognised woodturner and Axminster Skill Centre tutor, Colwin Way will be in store demonstrating a variety of turning, chucking, sharpening and air brushing techniques. Come along to this free event and spend an enjoyable and skills enriching day with Colwin!

We enjoy conversing with our customers about their interests & tools... Simon Jones (Manager)
Basingstoke Store Manager and Deputy Mangager