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)
May Bank Holiday  
Saturday 27th May 8am - 5.30pm
Sunday 28th 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Monday 29th 9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 30th 8am - 7pm
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.

360° Virtual Tour

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

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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!

May 2017

Saturday 27th May
10:30am - 4:30pm

Bandsaw Clinic With Stephan Parker

The bandsaw has often been described as the most useful machine in the workshop. Join Stephan Parker at our Cardiff store as he explains, in a practical demonstration, the set up and maintenance of this most versatile of machines.

June 2017

Saturday 3rd June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Get Hands-On With The Multi-Tool With David Kenwrick

The multi-tool is probably the most versatile tool in the workshop and a must-have for any tool kit. A multi-tool can be utilised in so many applications including sanding, polishing, engraving, carving, drilling and more. There are many brands on the market to choose from. Throughout the day, Dave Kenwrick, our in store expert, will be demonstrating some of the best multi-tools available and showing you how to maximise their potential.

Thursday 8th June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Lamello P-System With Marco Ress

Marco Ress, international demonstrator and area sales manager with Lamello, will be in store demonstrating the wood jointing ingenuity of some of Lamello’s products.

Marco’s main focus will be on demonstrating wood joining using the incredible Lamello P-system which includes use of the Zeta P-2 biscuit jointer together with connectors Clamex-P, Tenso-P and Divario-P. The system can be applied to any situation that requires the joining of panels and installing worktops, cabinets, shelving and more. The P-system is fast, precise and quick to set up with the final fittings either visible or barely visible.

If you are about to fit a new kitchen, Marco’s demonstration is an absolute must.

Saturday 10th June
10:30am - 4:30pm

UJK Technology Pocket Hole Jig With Stephan Parker

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 tool kit 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 Stephan Parker.

Saturday 17th June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Tormek T-8 Sharpening System With Daniel McNeil

Axminster Cardiff welcomes you into the store to sharpen up your skills (and tools). Dan McNeil, our in store demonstrator, will put the Tormek T-8 through its paces and show you how to maximise the sharpening capabilities of this machine. Bring along a tool or two for sharpening and find out just how effective the T-8 really is.

Friday 30th June
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. Make sure you don't miss this free event and the opportunity of learning how to get the most from these precision power tools.

July 2017

Saturday 1st July
10:00am - 4:00pm

Routing Techniques With Jason Breach

Axminster Skill Centre tutor Jason Breach is in store for the weekend providing a range of routing tips and techniques. Jason's informal and entertaining sessions will include making dovetail joints and shaping raised panels for door construction. A great opportunity to hone your routing skills!

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 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.

October 2017

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.

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!

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.


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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