Cardiff Store

Valegate Retail Park, Copthorne Way, Cardiff. CF5 6EH

02920 025000 -

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Cardiff 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.

Live Workshop

Live Workshop

We have kitted out an area the size of a small garage that any enthusiast would be proud of. We understand that looking at a machine isn't always enough - live workshops offer you the opportunity to see the machines in use and get hands on.

Festool Test Centre

Festool Test Centre

Festool tools are precision engineered and have to be seen as an investment, which ultimately saves you time, materials and protects your health.

Gain some hands-on experience in store and discover why the range is so unique.

360° Virtual Tour

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

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Cardiff 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 2019

Saturday 23rd February
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Tool Care And Sharpening With David Kenwrick

Join our in-store expert David, as he showcases our range of hand tools including; Veritas, Rider and Ultimate Edge.

From hand planes to spokeshaves and crosscut saws, there will be a huge variety available for you to try so you can test their performance for yourself. The day will also provide you with hints and tips on tool care and maintenance as well as advice on traditional sharpening methods.

Tuesday 26th February
11:00am - 2:00pm

Cardiff Store - MiniMakers Live With Make It Soph

The first ever Minimakers Live* event is coming to the Axminster Cardiff 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 you 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.

March 2019

Friday 1st March
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Logosol Four Sided Planer/Moulder With Stephan Parker

The Logosol PH360 is a robust 4-sided planer/moulding machine. Designed for the professional production joinery or construction workshop, its compact design takes up little space considering the vast range of tasks that can be carried out.

Come along to the store and see how the PH360 could benefit your productivity.

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

Cardiff 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 16th March to Sunday 17th March
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Welsh Woodcarvers

The Welsh Regional Team of the British Woodcarvers Association will be in-store for two days with advice for the novice and expert alike. Come along to see the range of superb handcrafted items that the team have produced over the years and even have a go yourself.

To get a flavour of the team visit

Sunday 24th March
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Stickmaking With Ian James

Ian is one of Britain's foremost stick carvers and hand carves unique animal and bird walking sticks. His work is featured in a number of books and publications and is widely collected.

Ian James is well known for his unique and brilliantly realistic carved animal and bird walking sticks. His work is featured in Andrew Jones and Clive George's book, Stickmaking A Complete Course. This is an opportunity not to be missed for anyone interested in this fascinating style of stick making

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

Cardiff 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!

April 2019

Friday 5th April to Saturday 6th April
10:30am - 4:30pm

Cardiff Store - One Little Weekend, Loads Of Big Brands

We share your passion for great craftsmanship, so we only stock power tools of high quality. We also offer you choice, by stocking a wide selection of professional Brands including Festool, Bosch, Mirka, Fein, JSP, Osmo, Dewalt and Makita, to name a few. For this weekend only we are giving you the chance to see representatives from these Big Brands demonstrate side by side - so come along and make a truly informed choice!

May 2019

Saturday 25th May
10:00am - 4:00pm

Woodturning and Finishes WIth Hampshire Sheen Creator Martin Saban-Smith - Cardiff Store

Nationally recognised and RPT accredited woodturner, tutor and demonstrator, Martin Saban-Smith is in-store to provide an entertaining and varied showcase of his creative talents. Martin, who is also the creator and manufacturer of Hampshire Sheen wax and oil finishes, will demonstrate a variety of woodturning techniques and provide a practical guide to using texturing and colouring to enhance and personalise your next woodturning project.

This is a rare chance to see one of the UK’s most skilled and creative woodturners ‘up close and personal’ - see you in store!

September 2019

Saturday 28th September
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff 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.

Our newest store embraces the core Axminster values of quality & excellent service Stephan Parker (Deputy Manager) & Lee Parfitt (Manager)
Cardiff Store Manager and Deputy Mangager

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