Cardiff Store

Valegate Retail Park, Copthorne Way,
Cardiff. CF5 6EH

02920 025000

cardiffstore@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Cardiff 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.

Refreshments

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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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.

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.

Festool Test Centre

Festool Test Centre

Festool tools are precision engineered and have to be seen as an investment, which ultimately saves you time, materials and protects your health.

Gain some hands-on experience in store and discover why the range is so unique.

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Cardiff Store Events

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!

July 2017

Thursday 27th July
10:00am - 3:00pm

Festool Power Tool Interaction Day With Jon 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.

August 2017

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

Woodturning Clubs Skills Day

We will have several woodturning clubs in store, going head to head in competition with each other. Turners from each club will be tasked with turning a piece in 30 minutes. The pieces will be judged and a prize awarded to the piece considered to be the best one turned.

The clubs will display some of the best examples of their work, and these will also be judged with a prize being given to the most attractive and creative piece.

If you’ve always wanted to find out more about woodturning or would like to join a club, this is the perfect opportunity to have all your questions answered.


Pop in store anytime between 10-4pm and be one of the first to try this awesome new tool at our FREE event!

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

Woodturning With Jason Breach

Axminster Skill Centre tutor and international woodturner Jason Breach is in store for two days to share his knowledge with fellow enthusiasts. Jason's unique creativity will provide inspiration and his advice on tools and techniques will help take your woodturning to 'the next level'.

Tuesday 22nd August
10:00am - 4:00pm

Bosch Professional power tools with Kevin Anderson

Bosch demonstrator Kevin Anderson will be in store to provide first-hand expertise and advice on a wide range of #Bosch Professional power tools. Whether you're Trade or DIY, make sure you don't miss this free event and the opportunity of learning how to get the most from these precision power tools.

Saturday 26th August to Monday 28th August
10:00am - 4:00pm

Weekend Woodcarving with the British Woodcarvers Association

The Welsh Regional Team of the British Woodcarvers Association return for the August Bank Holiday, displaying their most recent exhibition pieces. These highly skilled carvers are only too happy to discuss woodcarving with you and help you make a start to a new hobby or develop your expertise.

September 2017

Saturday 9th September
10:00am - 3:00pm

Festool Power Tool Interaction Day With Jon 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 16th September to Sunday 17th September
10:00am - 4:00pm

Woodcarving With The Welsh Regional Team Of The BWA

Our friends from the British Woodturners Association will be in store for the weekend showcasing their talents. The Welsh Regional Team invite you to come along, chat, listen and hopefully learn from their highly experienced members.

Saturday 23rd September
10:00am - 4:00pm

Workshop Machinery Demonstration day

We will be hosting a workshop machinery day where many machines will be put to through their paces.

Machines being demonstrated will include a table saw, sander, router, lathe, spindle moulder, pillar drill, bandsaw and machines from our Model Engineer and Engineer Series. Our in-store demonstrators will be available to answer any questions you may have. This will be an interesting day and a great opportunity to see many workshop machines in action.


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

Woodturning with Paul Hannaby

We would like to welcome Paul Hannaby to the Cardiff store.

Paul has been turning wood for about 17 years and is based in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. He is an approved tutor of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain. He is also a member of the Cotswold Craftsmen and exhibits at many of their events in and around the Cotswolds.

Paul is keen to pass on his hard earned knowledge to other turners and groups through tuition and demonstrations. Paul uses many different species of timber for turning and his main focus is on artistic or creative woodturning. If you are a keen woodturner, novice or experienced, please come and see him in action.

October 2017

Saturday 21st October to Sunday 22nd October
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Model Railway Exhibition

Our store team will be at the 31st Cardiff Model Railway Exhibition at the former Glantaff High School for the weekend, showcasing a range of precision tools and machines ideal for the model maker. Come along and say Hello!

Saturday 21st October to Sunday 22nd October
10:00am - 4:00pm

Weekend Woodcarving With The BWA - Welsh Regional Team

Our friends from the British Woodturners Association will be in store for the weekend showcasing their talents. The Welsh Regional Team invite you to come along, chat, listen and hopefully learn from their highly experienced members.

Thursday 26th October
10:00am - 3:00pm

Festool Power Tool Interaction Day With Jon 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.

November 2017

Thursday 9th November
10:00am - 4:00pm

Bosch Professional Power Tools With Kevin Anderson

Bosch demonstrator Kevin Anderson returns to store to share first-hand knowledge and experience of a wide range of #Bosch Professional power tools. Whether you're Trade or DIY, make sure you don't miss this free event and the opportunity of learning how to get the most from these precision power tools.

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

Woodturning With Colwin Way

Internationally recognised woodturner and Skill Centre tutor Colwin Way returns to our Cardiff store to demonstrate a range of woodturning tools and techniques. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with Colwin as his shares his considerable knowledge and expertise in his informal and entertaining way.

December 2017

Saturday 16th December to Sunday 17th December
10:00am - 4:00pm

Woodcarving With The BWA

Our friends from the British Woodturners Association will be in store again showcasing their wonderfully creative talents. The enthusiasts of the Welsh Regional Team invite you to come along, watch, listen and learn - whether a novice or experienced woodcarver.

February 2018

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

Woodturning with Richard Findley

Richard is a production turner based in Leicestershire. His background is in woodworking and he comes from a long line of professional woodworkers. It is the variety of work that he enjoys, undertaking commissions for one-off prototypes through to large production runs, turning for furniture makers, restorers, architects, designers, and joiners.

Richard’s work is mainly based in the UK, but his growing reputation for making the highest quality turned work has earned him commissions for items that have gone to the US, Canada and Australia. Richard has also written for Woodturning magazine for many years.

Richard won the 2016 Ten Turners Turning event held at our Nuneaton store.

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

April 2018

Saturday 28th April
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.

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


Our newest store embraces the core Axminster values of quality & excellent service Lee Parfitt (Manager) & Katie Reid (Deputy Manager)
Cardiff Store Manager and Deputy Mangager
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