High Wycombe Store

Cressex Business Park, Lincoln Road,
High Wycombe, Bucks. HP12 3FF

01494 885480


Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed
High Wycombe 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.

Turning Tuesdays

Turning Tuesdays

This is your chance to see and talk about everything and anything woodturning, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 10am and 4pm in store.

Each week a member of the team will be available to talk turning, demonstrate and help with any queries or questions as well as giving you the chance to get hands on and have a go.

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.

Turning Tuesdays

Axminster Industrial Series

We've just opened our new Axminster Industrial Series display area. Please come along and take a closer look at these robust, precision machines.

360° Virtual Tour

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

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High Wycombe 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

Souber Lock Jig With Talhah Rasool

The Souber lock jig is fast becoming the preferred method for many tradespeople when fitting mortice locks. Our in store demonstrator Talhah Rasool will show you how to use it.

This jig makes the job quick and simple. With its self-centering clamp and milling operation, it is definitely a must-have tool when fitting doors.

But don't take our word for it, why not pop in store anytime between 10-4pm and enjoy our FREE event.

October 2017

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

Making A Cabinet Carcase With The UJK Technology Pocket Hole System

Our in-store demonstrator Andre May will be showing you just how quick and easy it is to produce accurate carcases using the UJK Technology pocket hole joinery system.

The UJK pocket hole jig will easily produce strong hidden joints. The jig can be mounted on a bench or fitted with the portable plate and used with the clamp so that you take the jig to the work. It is perfect for furniture making, kitchen fitting and for strong frames and carcases. There is also a very useful extraction outlet so that you can attach a vacuum extractor to keep your work area clear.

Pop in store anytime between 10-4pm and enjoy our FREE event. Come see the pocket hole jig in action, and have a try before you buy.

Saturday 21st October
10:00am - 4:00pm

Arbortech TURBOplane With Chris Kirk

The Arbortech TurboPlane is a universal wood shaping blade that can be used to create different shapes, profiles and finishes. It can be used to create large level surfaces or at angles to provide shallow cuts for fine shaping, planing and sculpting.

If you would like to know more, then why not come along and join our in-store demonstrator Chris Kirk as he works on sculpting a natural edge bowl using the Arbortech TurboPlane.

Saturday 28th October
10:00am - 4:00pm

Making Christmas Sleighs On The Scroll Saw With Stacey Davies

Is it too early for a Christmas themed scroll saw demonstration? It’s never too early and what’s more, we are working on a project and thought it would be a great opportunity to run a scroll saw demonstration.

The Axminster Trade Series EX-16 scroll saw (with 5-star reviews) has some fantastic features which make operations such as changing the blades so much quicker and easier, allowing you to spend more time perfecting your scroll saw projects.

Led by our in-store demonstrator Stacey Davies, this is a great chance to get hands-on with a scroll saw and try before you buy.

November 2017

Saturday 11th November
10:00am - 4:00pm

Tormek T-8 Sharpening System With Rasool Talhah

The Tormek T-8 sharpening system is the perfect answer for all your sharpening requirements. For any professional or amateur needing a versatile, reliable and repeatable sharpening system, the T-8 should be at the top of your list.

But don't just take our word for it. Why not come and see for yourself as our in-store demonstrator Talhah Rasool produces a razor sharp edge on his chisels and plane irons using the Tormek T-8.

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

Waterstone Sharpening Using The Veritas Honing Guide With Paula Webb

Not everyone wants to use a bench grinder when it comes to sharpening their chisels and plane irons. So, we would like to show you just how easy it is to get those repeat razor sharp angles on your blades by using the Veritas honing guide.

Why not join our deputy store manager Paula Webb in the High Wycombe store as she takes you through the easy setup and use of the Vertias honing guide together with Japanese waterstones.

December 2017

Saturday 9th December
10:00am - 4:00pm

Pen Turning With Talhah Rasool

Pen turning is always one of our favourite demonstrations at the High Wycombe store. At this time of year, turned pens make lovely gifts for Christmas.

Why not come and join our in-store demonstrator Talhah Rasool as he makes a variety of pens from both wood and acrylic blanks using the Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro lathe. There may even be the opportunity to get hands-on and have a go at turning one.

Saturday 16th December
10:00am - 4:00pm

Pyrography Christmas Gift Tags With Chris Kirk

This year our in-store demonstrator Chris Kirk has decided not to buy gift tags for the presents he will be giving at Christmas. He is going to make his own personalised tags using the Antex Firewriter pyrography set. He knows that a personal gift tag will be so much more appreciated by the recipient.

Pyrography is becoming an increasingly popular hobby and Christmas time is a great opportunity to give a personal touch to those gifts. So, join Chris for this demonstration and maybe even have the chance to make your own personalised gift tag for a special person this Christmas.

July 2018

Saturday 21st July
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 be one of the first to try this awesome new tool at our FREE event!

We're one of the best places for tools & machinery in south central England! Craig Townsley (Manager) & Paula Webb (Deputy Manager)
High Wycombe Store Manager and Deputy Mangager
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