North Shields Store

North Shields Retail Park, Norham Road,
North Shields. NE29 7UJ

01915 005966

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
May Bank Holiday  
Saturday 29th April 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 30th 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Monday 1st May 9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 2nd May 8am - 7pm
North Shields 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.

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

Turning Tuesdays

This is your chance to see and talk about everything and anything woodturning, every Tuesday 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.

360° Virtual Tour

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

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North Shields 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!

May 2017

Saturday 6th May
10:00am - 4:00pm

Pyrography Key Rings With Ruby Leithead

Join Ruby Leithead in store where we will be giving our customers the chance to make there own key rings. Using the art of pyrography and your own creativity, Ruby will show you how to use a pyrography pen to create your own key ring. She will be on hand all day to answer any questions and to offer guidance or inspiration on any future projects you may have.

Saturday 13th May
10:00am - 5:00pm

Fence Post Spraying With Fuji PaintWIZ

Here's how to make one of those garden chores just that little bit easier with a Fuji PaintWIZ. For a very reasonable in price, you can do the job a lot quicker than with the trusty old paint brush. Join our in-store demonstrator Nathan Blythe, who will show you how to achieve a number of different types of finish using the Fuji PaintWIZ paint sprayer.

Saturday 20th May
10:00am - 5:00pm

Pen Turning With Nathan Blythe

Join Nathan Blythe, our pen turning expert, in store where he will be demonstrating how to turn a pen. Using wood and acrylic blanks together with our range of pen kits and the Trade Series AT2030 lathe, Nathan will demonstrate various pen turning techniques, producing different shapes and sizes. Nathan will run through a step-by-step guide on how to do this, from prepping the blanks all the way to the finished article. He will be on hand to give guidance and advice on your projects. Nathan will also offer you the chance to make your own pen, at our Turning Tuesday event, if you purchase your own kit from Axminster North Shields store.

We deliver a great experience for the hobbyist, tradesman & professional... Mark Bloomfield (Manager) & Steven Taylor (Deputy Manager)
North Shields Store Manager and Deputy Mangager