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...

Live Workshop

Live Workshop

These workshops offer you the opportunity to see machinery in use and get hands on.


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.

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!

November 2017

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 Veritas honing guide together with Japanese waterstones.

December 2017

Saturday 2nd December
10:00am - 4:00pm

Christmas Carving With Lydia Spracklen and Andre May

Do you want to add some personal touches to your Christmas tree this year? Have you considered carving your own decorations? Home and handmade decorations are always more original than bought ones and give the maker a lot of job satisfaction.

Our in-store demonstrators Lydia Spracklen and Andre May will be in the High Wycombe store making carved decorations using the Axminster heavy duty flex drive with carving head and a selection of Flexcut chisels. If you fancy making some for your own tree this Christmas, join Lydia and Andre, and have a go at carving one.

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 enjoy 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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