Basingstoke Store

Winchester Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG22 6HN

01256 637477 - basingstokestore@axminster.co.uk

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.

Refreshments

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

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 2019

Friday 15th February
10:30am - 3:00pm

Basingstoke Store - An In-depth Guide To Bosch Routers

Bosch Representative, Bob Law, and Axminster's Product Training Manager, Craig Steele, will be in-store discussing Bosch Routers. They will be unpacking the Bosch GKF600, GOF1250, GMF1600 and the new GKF12V-8 to see what's included and the differences between the models. Craig will then put the machines through their paces to show you why a router is such a flexible and essential tool.

Saturday 16th February
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Routing Table and Accessories

Following on with the theme of the month, Mayzie will be demonstrating what can be achieved with a router table. She will start with the basics of set up, good practice and must-have accessories. Then she will move onto the UJK technology coping sled and the UJK technology Otoro compact router table. There will be useful tips throughout, regardless of your skill level this demonstration will not fail to be insightful!



Wednesday 20th February
9:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Festool CMS System For Routers with Allan Steenkamp

Festool Representative, Allan Steenkamp, will be in-store unpacking the boxes of the OF1010, OF1400 OF2020 and CMS-OF router insert. Allan will show you how easy the CMS system is to use and how the rapid setup and break down will save you time and money. Festool has a reputation for producing high-quality tools and during Allan's demonstration, he will explain why he believes these particular products contribute to this high accolade.

Saturday 23rd February
11:00am - 3:00pm

Basingstoke Store - UJK Technology Dovetail Jig

Our in-store demonstrator James will be demonstrating the various features and benefits of UJK Technology Dovetail Jig, The Jig can be used to cut half blind dovetails (for drawer construction), precise comb or finger joints (in up to 28mm thick material) and can cut through dovetails (in material up to 19mm). Come to the store and experience how simple this jig is to use whilst still producing professional looking joints every time.

March 2019

Saturday 2nd March
10:00am - 2:00pm

Basingstoke Store - Craft Bandsaws Launch and Bandsaw Clinic

A new range of Craft Bandsaws has been developed by Axminster to appeal to the serious home woodworker looking for precision and control which easily surpasses entry-level hobby machines. With a rigid, braced steel chassis, easy-tilting cast iron table, low maintenance ceramic guide wheels and a host of high-spec features, the new Craft Bandsaws offer capable, affordable performance which will put more challenging projects well within your reach.

To see these class-leading machines in action and to learn more about setting up bandsaws for consistently precise work, don’t miss our national Craft Bandsaw Launch and Bandsaw Clinics to be hosted by all 8 of our stores. See you there!

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

Basingstoke Store - Scroll Saw Demonstration

Scroll Saws are a ‘go to’ craft machine - relatively safe and easy to use, with a myriad of creative possibilities in the hands of the imaginative user. Whether it’s making 2D and 3D puzzles, personalised name signs, silhouette art or Christmas decorations, a scroll saw can do it all.
Offered with a three year guarantee, the new Craft range of scroll saws from Axminster provide refinement and features beyond standard hobby machines. Offered with variable speed control, tilt cast iron tables and air blower nozzle, these impressive yet affordable machines will help take your creativity to the next level.
So if you’re thinking of starting a new hobby and would like to get ‘hands on’ with one of our new Craft scroll saws, don’t miss out on our national demonstrations to be held in store on Saturday 30th March. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff look forward to seeing you there!

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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