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)
Friday 19th April 10am - 4.30pm
Saturday 20th April 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 21st Closed
Monday 22nd 10am - 4.30pm
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!

April 2019

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

Basingstoke Store - Sanding - In Pursuit Of The Perfect Finish

Skilful sanding remains the key to achieving an attractive and tactile finish to your project - bringing the best out of the natural features of the timber. From hand sanding to the latest power sanding machines, the technology keeps moving on, bringing improvements to abrasives, dust extraction and ergonomics. To help keep you up to date, our stores will be hosting a national sanding demonstration on Saturday 27th April. 
See you there!

May 2019

Saturday 4th May
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Sharpening Month- Grinders With Tom Stokes

You don't take up Sharpening as a hobby, so in May we're honing our skills. Join us for our first session as we take a look at Craft and Trade Grinding machines, as well as their associated jigs.

Saturday 11th May
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Sharpening Month- Tormek And Wet Stone Grinding

You don't take up Sharpening as a hobby, so in May we're honing our skills For our second instalment we'll be looking at Tormek sharpening systems and the benefits of Wet Stone grinders. For the professional or amateur needing a versatile, reliable and repeatable sharpening system, Tormek should be at the top of your list. But don't just take our word for it - come and see for yourself! Next week we'll be comparing the Ultimate Edge sharpening system.

Saturday 18th May
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Sharpening Month- Ultimate Edge With Anna Marie Bennett

You don't take up Sharpening as a hobby, so in May we're honing our skills In this third session we'll be looking at the Ultimate Edge - designed to sharpen any edge tools, this versatile system provides precise control of blade and bevel angles and sharpens to a perfectly flat surface.

Saturday 25th May
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Rider Planes Revisited

Precision components and ‘out-the-box’ performance have established Rider planes as a popular choice amongst trade and craft enthusiasts alike. Introduced in 2015, Rider’s reputation as affordable, quality hand tools continues to grow. To re-acquaint our customers with the latest range of Rider bench planes, all stores are hosting a national Rider Planes demonstration on Saturday 25th May. This is your chance to get the best advice on hand plane selection, use and maintenance - and to get hands-on yourself with practical guidance from our store experts.

Saturday 25th May
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store -Sharpening Month -Hand Tool Surgery & Sharpening With Matt Estlea

You don't take up Sharpening as a hobby, so in May we're honing our skills. For the final session we'll be showcasing a range of hand tools including; Rider, Veritas and Lie Nielsen. The demonstration will provide you with hints and tips on tool care and maintenance as well as advice on traditional sharpening methods.

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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