Axminster Store

The Trafalgar Way, Axminster, Devon. EX13 5SN

01297 302370 -

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed
Bank Holiday  
Monday 26th August Closed
Axminster 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 or coffee 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 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.

Axminster Skill Centre

Skill Centre

The Axminster Skill Centre offers our customers the opportunity to develop their skills within the diverse range of woodworking, engineering and associated crafts - book a course today...

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.

Axminster 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!

August 2019

Saturday 31st August
10:00am - 2:00pm

Axminster Store - Fine-Tuning Hand Tools - WIN A Sharpening Station

We invite you to join us for this national store demonstration, as we fine-tune two of our tool chest favourites - the hand plane and the chisel - and give you the chance to win a Rider Sharpening Station worth £87.96.* At the demonstration, our trained staff will guide you through the simple steps to ensure these trusted tools deliver precise performance in your hands, enhancing traditional woodworking experience. We’ll look at plane selection, flattening the sole and squaring the mouth of the plane; sharpening the plane iron, and truing up the frog and cap iron. We’ll also be Introducing a range of chisels and their applications, demonstrating general care and maintenance along with hand sharpening and powered wet wheel sharpening techniques. Don’t miss this opportunity to refresh your hand tool tuning skills - and win that sharpening station!

*Requires registration for this event via Eventbrite and attendance on the day. Please bring in proof of registration (smartphone or print) and check-in on arrival at the store. Not redeemable for cash. The draw will be made on Monday 2nd September and winners will be notified by email or phone call.

September 2019

Saturday 7th September
10:00am - 3:00pm

Box Making With Mitre Lock Cutters

Free Woodworking Demonstration

Looking for something new to try with your router table?

The versatile, easy-to-use Axcaliber mitre lock cutter is ideal for close-fitting mitres for boxes, frames or a variety of right angle and parallel joint projects. During this FREE demonstration in-store demonstrator Shaun will be showing you how to make boxes using a router, the UJK router table and the Axcaliber Mitre lock cutter.

Saturday 28th September
10:00am - 2:00pm

Axminster Store - Craft Lathes, Bandsaws And Wood Blanks

Offering affordable quality and precision, our Craft lathes have brought a great number of newcomers to the world of woodturning since their introduction nearly a year ago. At this national store event, we’ll review the range and show you just why these lathes have proved so popular, demonstrating the many features which position them above entry-level lathes. We also have a great offer in September - buy a Craft lathe and we’ll include a half-price accessory plus you’ll get a free three-hour introductory training session.

At the demonstration, our store specialists will also suggest ways in which our high-specification Craft bandsaws can compliment your lathe projects and we’ll have our latest stocks of exotic and indigenous wood blanks displayed and ready to take away. Whether a novice or experienced woodworker, if you’re looking to venture into woodturning, make sure you don’t miss this informative and inspiring demonstration.

Our knowledgeable team of experts can provide you with professional advice... Matt McAuley (Deputy Manager)
Axminster Store Deputy Mangager

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