Cardiff Store

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

02920 025000

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...

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

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


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

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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Cardiff 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!

January 2018

Saturday 27th January
10:00am - 4:00pm

New Hobby, New Year - New You - Cardiff Store

Why not start the New Year with a New Hobby?

Our talented store staff – Katie Reid, Dave Kenwrick and Gavin Andrews – will be demonstrating scroll sawing, pyrography and pen turning; while Derek Edwards and members of the British Woodcarvers Association will show you how to get started with wood carving. On the day, we'll be using the proven Antex Fire Writer kit, Axminster Trade Series scroll saws, Axminster Pen Turning lathes and Flexcut knives and accessories. Whatever your particular interest, come along and get ‘hands on’ with our experts - we're sure you'll come away feeling inspired to learn an absorbing and enriching new hobby.

February 2018

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

Arbortech Ball Gouge With David Edwards - Cardiff Store

Our in-store demonstrator, David Edwards, will be showing you the Arbortech Ball Gouge - a spherically shaped grinder attachment that can rapidly hollow small concave surfaces in woodworking projects. It is specifically designed to provide exceptional control, balance and performance in freehand wood shaping and carving.

This 30mm diameter ball-shaped cutter is ideal for carving smooth hollows in wooden spoons, small bowls and is useful for small to medium sculpting. The ball gouge features ‘anti-grab technology’, which helps prevent the tool from digging. It gently bounces out and when moved across a wooden surface, creating a chisel-like texture.

Why not come along and watch David demonstrating the advantages and benefits of this Arbortech tool?

Wednesday 7th February
10:00am - 2:00pm

Festool With Jon Stead- Cardiff Store

If you are a fan of Festool or curious about these superior quality tools, come on down and talk to Festool's territory sales manager Jon Stead.

Jon will be demonstrating the Bluetooth module with the CLEANTEC mobile dust extractor. The combination of Bluetooth on CLEANTEC and the remote control on your hose saves you from having to go over to the extractor and manually switch it on. You can simply start the dust extractor from the hose using the remote control.

This and much more will be revealed by Jon during his talk and demonstration - an event not to be missed!

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

Woodturning with Richard Findley - Cardiff Store

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 - Cardiff Store

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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