Axminster Store

The Trafalgar Way, Axminster, Devon. EX13 5SN

01297 302370 -

Opening Hours

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

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!

October 2018

Saturday 27th October
10:00am - 2:00pm

Axminster Store - Introducing The New Craft Range

An all-new range of Craft machines is being introduced by Axminster Tools & Machinery to appeal to woodworking enthusiasts looking for performance and features which exceed an entry-level machine. You’ll be able to get hands-on with the first of these machines - including lathes, drill presses and compressors - at a national demonstration day hosted by all stores.

This will provide an ideal opportunity to appreciate technical aspects of these machines which have been developed to provide quality and class-leading specification at a highly competitive price. The Craft range has been engineered with the aspiring woodworker in mind - come in and take a closer look!

Saturday 27th October
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Axminster Store - Halloween Decorations For Your Little Monsters

Be afraid. Be very afraid - your little monsters might soon be wanting you to help them with some Halloween projects - never fear, our Axminster stores are ready to help with a special Halloween Decorations. Our frighteningly friendly staff are ready to share a selection of creepy creative ideas which will keep your monsters amused for a couple of hours. We’ll use a few simple tools, provide materials and terrifying templates to make hair-raising halloween bats, cats and ghosts (for details of the projects to be made please contact your local store). This is a FREE event with no tricks, so it’ll be all treat!

All monsters, zombies and children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian - with a maximum of two per adult. Children must be aged between 7 and 14 years. Numbers are strictly limited so please, register through Eventbrite, as early as possible to avoid disappointment (each participating child must be registered through Eventbrite).

November 2018

Saturday 10th November
10:00am - 3:00pm

Axminster Store Nutcrackers - Creative Turning With Colwin Way

Thinking about turning something different for Christmas.

Join us in-store where Colwin will be making a nutcracker from scratch which depending on style can consist of anything up-to 13 pieces. The Nutcrackers are nowadays linked to Christmas and are often given as presents during the festive period. It's said that by giving someone a nutcracker as a gift that it will keep guard over the recipient and scare away any bad spirits by baring its teeth, this is the main reason this type of cracker is of strong authoritative characters such as soldiers, kings or queens.

So join us in-store for this unique demonstration and take the opportunity to speak our woodturning expert and skill centre tutor Colwin Way about your own projects.

Saturday 24th November
10:00am - 2:00pm

Axminster Store - The Ultimate Edge

You don't take up Sharpening as a hobby - Join us in-store as we reveal one of our most important product introductions in recent years - the variable speed, reversible ‘Ultimate Edge’ Sharpening System. Designed to sharpen any edge tools, this versatile system provides precise control of blade and bevel angles and sharpens to a perfectly flat surface. A choice of jigs will accommodate almost all chisels and plane blades while allowing freehand sharpening of knives, scissors and shears. In addition, a unique ‘Twist n Fix’ multi-purpose arbor allows for quick fitment of a variety of mops, felt and profiling wheels. Make sure you don’t miss this unique opportunity to take a first look at the all-new ‘Ultimate Edge’

December 2018

Saturday 8th December
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Axminster Store - Christmas Decoration Project - Christmas Tree Mobile

"Join us in store for the first of two ‘Take Home’ Christmas projects aimed at children eager to express their creativity. Using simple tools and materials, our store experts will provide a step-by-step guide to making a hanging Christmas Tree - either for the tree or a festive wall. During the two-hour workshop, children will use a small hand saw and a cordless drill to construct their trees from handy sticks, small branches and a ball of garden twine. If they like, they can paint their trees in a range of festive colours - and add glitter for maximum sparkle! Don’t miss out on this chance to get your children actively engaged in your seasonal decorations - and inspire new skills and interests.

*Maximum of two children per family, ages 7-14, all children must be registered to participate. Please register your interest through Eventbrite. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times while in the store. All tools and materials provided at the event.

Saturday 15th December
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Axminster Store - Christmas Decoration Project - On The Scroll Saw

Our second ‘Take Home’ Christmas Project will introduce children to the delicate art of scroll sawing as they make an eye-catching decoration for the Christmas tree or a feature for a festive table. With hands-on guidance from our store experts, children will learn to cut from a template to produce their tree, sand to a smooth finish and then decorate with paints and glitter finishes to provide a personal sparkle to their projects. We’re sure these ‘Take Home’ trees will inspire further creativity at home - and help occupy restless hands until those Christmas presents are opened!

*Maximum of two children per family, ages 7-14, all children must be registered to participate. Please register your interest through Eventbrite. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times while in the store. All tools and materials provided at the event.

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

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