Basingstoke Store

Winchester Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG22 6HN

01256 637477 -

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
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.


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


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

Basingstoke 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

Basingstoke 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).

December 2018

Sunday 2nd December
10:30am - 3:30pm

Basingstoke Store - Woodturning With The Surrey Association Of Woodturners

Tony Wellbelove and Phil Hamilton from the Surrey Association of Woodturners will be in store demonstrating on the Axminster Trade Series AT1416VS lathe, and offering advice and tips for woodturners of all standards. They will be making candles sticks, Christmas things and looking at inside out turning.

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

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