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!

February 2020

Saturday 29th February
10:00am - 4:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Woodturning With Martin Saban-Smith

Woodturning and Finishes Demonstration

Join us as tutor and demonstrator, Martin Saban-Smith RPT returns to our stores to share more of his unique woodturning creativity. Martin's enthusiasm, technical ability and artistic finishing has attracted an impressive following on social media and he promises an entertaining and informative demonstration. His relaxed presentation style has been enjoyed by hundreds of turners in the UK, Ireland, Scotland and the USA. Martin is the manufacturer and owner of the Hampshire Sheen range of finishing waxes and oils and the Intrinsic Collection dyes which will be used during his demonstration.

Martin has also offered a 25% discount on a 1-2-1 course with him at his workshop in Hampshire. This is open to anyone who registers for this event, please see confirmation email for the voucher code. Valid until the 27th March 2020. For full terms and conditions of this offer please visit Martin's website

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

Basingstoke Store - Woodturning Jaws Explained

Join us in-store as we explore one of the key woodturning accessories that sometimes get overlooked - the jaws. Axminster Tools & Machinery manufacture a range of high precision jaws compatible with our 'Evolution' series chucks - all designed and machined at our manufacturing facilities in Devon. These proudly UK made jaws present the aspiring woodturner with the means to hold and turn wood for the best possible creative results.  In this demonstration, we'll discuss and demonstrate a variety of popular jaws including Pen, Button, Dovetail, and Expanding Pin Chuck jaws and show the typical project applications of each. Whether you're interested in turning wide diameter pieces such as bowls and platters or finer pieces such as goblets and pens, we'll have just the jaw to suit your needs!

N.B. this demo will be split into two sessions - to get the best value please join us at either 10 am or 12 noon.

March 2020

Saturday 7th March
10:00am - 12:00pm

Basingstoke Store - UJK Pocket Hole Jig

Pocket hole joinery is all about making strong, hidden joints that are fast and easy to produce. The UJK Pocket Hole Jig is all you need to do this, suitable for many applications from furniture making to kitchen fitting, giving very strong frames and carcasses.

 Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, this jig will make a great addition to your toolkit and will give years of reliable usage.

Pop into the store anytime between 10-12pm to learn more about pocket hole joinery and get hands-on under the guidance experienced team member Michale.

Saturday 14th March
10:00am - 12:00pm

Basingstoke Store - UJK Parf Guide System Mk II

Free Woodworking Demonstration

UJK Technology innovative developments and designs have been thoughtfully developed for woodworkers requiring reassurance that the tools they're working with are reliable and will perform how they need them to. Since the launch of the original UJK Technology Parf Guide System, we have been working hard to develop the existing concept to deliver better engineering practice. As a joint venture with Peter Parfitt, the Mk II version offers you even more control.

The new and improved jig system allows you to create a custom-made benchtop or portable cutting board in less than 30 minutes, whenever and wherever the need arises. An invaluable tool for professional trades and home workshops, the updated Parf Mk II Guide System guarantees perfect 45° and 90° cuts every time when used with a set of Parf Super Dogs and a track saw and guide rail.

Come along to store and see Tom Stokes demonstrate the more user-friendly benefits of the Mk II.

Saturday 21st March
10:00am - 12:00pm

Basingstoke Store - UJK Technology Drill Guide

Free Woodworking Demonstration

The UJK Technology Drill Guide provides extra stability and accuracy when you need to drill straight or at an angle. The beauty of the system is you can take your cordless drill and convert it to the near perfect accuracy of a pillar drill. Also, if you need to drill in the middle of large sheet material then a drill guide offers a solution that just isn’t possible with a pillar drill. Set at 90° it produces perfectly perpendicular holes and the quadrants on each side of the base allow angle setting at + or – of 55°.

Come along to store and see James Peer demonstrates how this, hugely versatile, drill guide can benefit your work - off or on site!

Saturday 28th March
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - EcoPoxy, Working With Resin And Wood

Free Woodworking Demonstration

Working with wood and resin is right on trend and in this national demonstration, our store specialists will provide an introduction to resin, using our new range of EcoPoxy products. Together these offer an ideal solution for woodworkers, artists and craftspeople looking to explore new creative possibilities in their work.

During this demonstration we'll make a small project, providing technical guidance and useful tips which will help you achieve professional results in your workshop from the outset. We'll provide details of the tools and accessories you might need and highlight some of the pitfalls when starting out working with resin. We'll also share some of the reasons why we stock EcoPoxy products, which are proven to provide outstanding all-round performance, clarity and durability while remaining environmentally friendly. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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