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.

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!

November 2019

Saturday 30th November
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Jet Machines Re-Launch

In this national store event, we re-introduce one of the UK's most trusted woodworking machine brands, Jet. First made available in the UK over 20 years ago, these robust machines have earned a reputation for performance, reliability and value which has secured a large customer base amongst discerning woodworking enthusiasts. At this free event, we'll highlight key technical features of Jet bandsaws, lathes and scroll saws recently introduced to the range and share advice and techniques for getting the best results from these precision machines.

We look forward to seeing you in store and to helping your woodworking 'take off' to even greater heights, with Jet.

December 2019

Sunday 1st December
10:30am - 3:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Christmas Gifts, Ornaments and Decorations

Free Woodturning Demonstration

Members of the Surrey Association of Turners will be creating Christmas decorations using the Axminster AT350WL lathe. Tony and Phil will guide you step-by-step through the tools, materials and techniques that are best to use with various projects. We're sure you'll find plenty of inspiration to try and turn your own decorations at home!

Pop into store at anytime between 10:30-3pm to enjoy this FREE event.

Saturday 14th December
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Children's Christmas Workshop

Free Children's Woodworking Session

With Christmas fast approaching, this may be the last chance young creatives have to make their own Christmas decorations. This year, our popular 'Beat the Boredom' workshops will show Santa's elves how to make a Christmas Tree mobile, using a few basic tools and materials. During the session, our store supervisors will guide budding crafters through each step to make a bespoke decoration to take home. This will include simple saw cuts, drilling holes and using a scroll saw to make the components, before decorating with pyrography and assembling with garden twine. We'll suggest some special paints to add any finishing touches at home. 

Please book early to avoid disappointment as only limited spaces are available. The free event is open to children between ages 7-14 who must be accompanied by a parent for the duration of the workshop. Parents may also be required to provide some practical assistance, so there must be one adult accompanying a maximum of two participating children.

We're always happy to take a product off the shelf for the customer to get hands on James Peer (Manager)
Basingstoke Store Manager

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