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!

April 2018

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

Axminster Store - Back to Basics - Sawing

In April, we feature the second of our Back to Basics series as we take a closer look at one of the oldest and most trusted tools in the woodworker’s chest - the hand saw. Still a favourite of skilled trade professionals, hand saws provide precision, speed and convenience which often rivals the performance of power saws. Throughout April, we invite you to rediscover the versatility of hand saws at special workstations in our stores and to attend any of our national demonstrations on Saturday 28th, hosted by our in-store experts. Please feel free to drop into this demonstration at any time between 10am - 4pm - we’ll be serving up bite-size Back to Basics info throughout the day!

May 2018

Saturday 5th May
10:00am - 4:00pm

Axminster Store - Introducing The Leigh Beehive Jig With Shaun Vincent

Introducing The Leigh Beehive Jig With Shaun Vincent - Axminster Store

Our in-store demonstrator and routing expert Shaun Vincent will be demonstrating the new addition to the Leigh family, the Beehive jig. Shaun will take you through setup, how to use the jig together with the Festool OF1400 router and show you that, even though it's under £100, you're still getting the performance expected from Leigh.

As with all our interactive demonstrations, we will answer any general or specific questions you have about the tool, the brand or application. This demonstration is bespoke to your individual needs, whether you're a novice or seasoned professional.

June 2018

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

Axminster Store - The Multi-Tool Challenge With Jack Price

Our in-store demonstrator Jack Price with be looking at the multi-tools of Fein, DeWalt, Makita and Bosch. Which of these machines would you choose? Jack will also cover the range of blades available for these tools.

If buying or upgrading your multi-tool is on your wishlist, come along to this demonstration and try them all.

July 2018

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

Axminster Store - Dust Extraction Clinic WIth Matthew Youngs

Store manager Matthew Youngs will be looking at the full range of power tool and machinery extractors. He will also offer advice on installation, machine choice, filtration and anything related to extraction. If you are about to install extraction in your workshop or thinking of upgrading your existing machine, this is a demonstration well worth attending.

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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