Basingstoke Store

Winchester Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG22 6HN

01256 637477 -

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.


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

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.

Live Workshop

Come in and get Hands On

Our store is always ready to help you get Hands On with the latest machines. Whether you're thinking about upgrading an existing machine, or making a new workshop investment, it's a big commitment and it's important to be sure of your choice.

We are always happy to arrange a demonstration with one of our store experts, to provide a real sense of the features and performance of a machine, in a safe environment. Speak to any member of our team - if we can't help you straight away, we'll set up a time that's convenient to make sure you get the very best guidance. We look forward to seeing you in store soon.

360° Virtual Tour

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Welcome to the Basingstoke store virtual tour. Providing you a great opportunity to explore all that Axminster Tools & Machinery has to offer.

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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!

June 2019

Saturday 29th June
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Take Your Woodturning To The Next Level

Woodturning has always been a passion of Axminster Tools & Machinery and we are committed to helping woodturners develop their craft and expand their creative horizons. In June, our national store demonstration will target enthusiasts who are looking to take their woodturning to the next level.

We’ll look at slightly more challenging projects, offering advice on tools, techniques and accessories which will put more rewarding woodturning within your grasp. With the guidance of our in-store expert Anna-Marie, we’ll take a closer look at hollow forms as we explore ways of introducing finesse and delicacy to your next projects. We’ll also look at texturing and finishing techniques which will enhance your work. We look forward to seeing you in store!

July 2019

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

Basingstoke Store - Swan Compressors And Accessories

At this national demonstration, our in-store experts demonstrate the latest range of quiet-running, oil free Swan Compressors. These hard-working, versatile machines can be used in many ways to make routine workshop tasks easier, quicker and more satisfying to complete. On the day, we’ll focus on the safe use of air nail guns and show just how compressors can be used in a variety of roles to tackle everyday DIY and decorative projects. If you’ve never worked ‘under pressure’ before, this is your chance!

August 2019

Friday 30th August
11:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Mini Makers Live With Make It Soph

Minimakers Live* is coming to store

Minimakers is an initiative brought to you by 'Make It Soph' designed to encourage and inspire young people to get involved with making and crafting. This workshop will show children how to create a robot out of scrap pieces of wood but more importantly, it will be a fun introduction to woodworking for all your Minimakers.

Your children will be encouraged to design their own robots - everything needed to make them will be provided, so all they need to bring is their imaginations! 

Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment

*This event will be filmed live to Facebook as part of the Mini Makers series, by registering for this event you are given consent for us to use the imagery on this social media platform. You will be required to complete a consent form upon arrival. **Maximum of two children per adult, 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 and the projects are yours to keep.

October 2019

Saturday 26th October
10:00am - 4:00pm

Basingstoke - Matt Estlea, The Next Level

Matt Estlea; woodworker, tutor and social influencer, will be in-store covering sharpening, dovetailing and plane set-up and use. We first introduced you to Matt via our Meet The Maker series back in 2016. At the time Matt was a student at Rycotewood Furniture Centre in Oxford, as well as working part-time at our store in Basingstoke. It was during this time that he became accustomed to filming the creation of his projects.

Now we present Matt Estlea, a tutor at Rycotewood Furniture Centre, an inspirational demonstrator on a tour of all eight Axminster stores and an influential YouTuber with over one hundred thousand subscribers. Matt’s adulation for his craft and love of a challenge together with his pared-back style invigorates traditional woodworking methods. So, whatever your ability, Matt’s demonstration will ‘take your skills to the next level’ - come along and see him live and in action.

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

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