Basingstoke Store

Winchester Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG22 6HN

01256 637477 - basingstokestore@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours

 
Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Basingstoke Store
Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening

Our experts can sharpen your plane blades, woodturning gouges, carving chisels...

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

As part of our service parking is free to all customers.

Refreshments

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

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.

Anna-Marie Bennett

Wednesday Wonder

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month we have the mesmerising Anna-Marie Bennett, of Surrey Association of Woodturners, in-store from 16:00-18.30. Anna-Marie will cover a variety of projects including jewellery making and woodworking in miniature - such as items for a dolls house. She will offer advice on techniques, wood selection, finishes and any other woodturning questions you have. Although her work is intricate and small, Ann Marie leaves a big impression.

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Axminster Store Events

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!

January 2019

Saturday 26th January
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - The AT254TS Table Saw Workstation

Long-awaited in the UK, Axminster Tools & Machinery introduces a revolutionary new Trade workstation, combining a high precision table saw with dado insert and router table recess - all in one. This ultra versatile newcomer is ideal for trade workshops and serious hobby woodworkers looking for a cost-effective, space-saving machine which will dramatically increase your project capabilities. A quick release system makes it easy to remove the riving knife and insert a dado blade set while the right-hand table is recessed to incorporate a router table.

To see the AT254TS in action and appreciate the full extent of its features, be sure not to miss our national demonstration to be hosted at all Axminster stores.

We look forward to helping you revolutionise your workshop!

February 2019

Saturday 2nd February
10:00am - 2:00pm

A Beginners Guide To Routing With Tom Stokes

The router, whether used freehand or in a table, is a very versatile tool. If you are looking to purchase your first router or wanting to make more use of your existing machine then come along to store and chat with Tom Stokes. During the demonstration, Tom will go through the routers various functions and applications, as well what accessories and cutters are available to you and how to care and maintain them.

Saturday 16th February
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Routing With Jigs and Templates

Building upon last weeks introduction to the UJK router tables James Peer will be demonstrating some more advanced techniques using jigs and templates. The demonstration will cover guide bushes, bearing guided cutters and the accessories you'll find invaluable. James will also cover the principles of basic jig making and the use of a simple store made flattening sled - really the only limit is your imagination!

Saturday 23rd February
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Craft Bandsaws Launch and Bandsaw Clinic

A new range of Craft Bandsaws has been developed by Axminster to appeal to the serious home woodworker looking for precision and control which easily surpasses entry-level hobby machines. With a rigid, braced steel chassis, easy-tilting cast iron table, low maintenance ceramic guide wheels and a host of high-spec features, the new Craft Bandsaws offer capable, affordable performance which will put more challenging projects well within your reach.

To see these class-leading machines in action and to learn more about setting up bandsaws for consistently precise work, don’t miss our national Craft Bandsaw Launch and Bandsaw Clinics to be hosted by all 8 of our stores. See you there!

Sunday 24th February
11:00am - 3:00pm

Basingstoke Store - UJK Technology Dovetail Jig

Our in-store demonstrator James will be demonstrating the various features and benefits of UJK Technology Dovetail Jig, The Jig can be used to cut half blind dovetails (for drawer construction), precise comb or finger joints (in up to 28mm thick material) and can cut through dovetails (in material up to 19mm). Come to the store and experience how simple this jig is to use whilst still producing professional looking joints every time.

June 2019

Saturday 8th June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Chris Fisher - The Blind Woodturner

Chris Fisher, also known as the Blind Woodturner since he lost his sight in 2008, will be in-store covering lathes, chucks, jaws and turning tools.

You will be inspired by Chris as he shares his passion for woodturning. Chris constantly challenges himself, exceeding all expectations and demonstrating how seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be overcome through tenacity and self-belief.

Join us for a demonstration not to be missed as Chris puts his unique spin on the craft of woodturning.


We enjoy conversing with our customers about their interests & tools... Simon Jones (Manager)
Basingstoke Store Manager and Deputy Mangager

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