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 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

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!

June 2019

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

Cardiff Store - Take Your Woodturning To The Next Level

Woodturning has always been a passion of Axminster Tools & Machinery and we are committed to helping woodturners develop their craft and expand their creative horizons. In June, our national store demonstration will target enthusiasts who are looking to take their woodturning to the next level.

We’ll look at slightly more challenging projects, offering advice on tools, techniques and accessories which will put more rewarding woodturning within your grasp. With the guidance of one of our expert local woodturners, we’ll take a closer look at lidded boxes and goblet turning as we explore ways of introducing finesse and delicacy to your next projects. We’ll also look at texturing and finishing techniques which will enhance your work. We look forward to seeing you in store!

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

Cardiff Store - Matt Estlea, The Next Level

Matt Estlea; woodworker, tutor and social influencer, will be in-store covering sharpening, dovetailing and plane set-up and use. We first introduced you to Matt via our Meet The Maker series back in 2016. At the time Matt was a student at Rycotewood Furniture Centre in Oxford, as well as working part-time at our store in Basingstoke. It was during this time that he became accustomed to filming the creation of his projects.

Now we present Matt Estlea, a tutor at Rycotewood Furniture Centre, an inspirational demonstrator on a tour of all eight Axminster stores and an influential YouTuber with over one hundred thousand subscribers. Matt’s adulation for his craft and love of a challenge together with his pared-back style invigorates traditional woodworking methods. So, whatever your ability, Matt’s demonstration will ‘take your skills to the next level’ - come along and see him live and in action.

July 2019

Saturday 6th July to Sunday 7th July
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Carve Your First Love Spoon With The British Wood Carvers

Fall in love with carving - come along to store anytime between 10-4 on either Saturday or Sunday and make your own love spoon. The Welsh Region of the British Woodcarvers are a very friendly group with over 20 years of experience. What you make on the day is yours to take home or even gift to a loved one!

Saturday 13th July
11:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - How To Set Up Your Bandsaw With Stephan Parker

The bandsaw can be one of the most accurate machines if set up correctly. Our in-store demonstrator Stephan Parker, will be offering tips and advice on how to get the best from your machine, including set-up, safe practice and blade choice.

So if you've had issues with your current bandsaw or are thinking of purchasing your first, this is an event not to be missed.

Saturday 20th July
11:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - The Complete Guide To Routing

The router, whether used freehand or in a table, is a very versatile tool. If you're looking to purchase your first router or wanting to make more use of your existing machine then come along to store and chat with Gavin Andrews.

During the demonstration, Gavin will go through the routers various functions and applications, as well as what accessories and cutters are available. He will then offer advice on how to care and maintain them. If you're looking for a complete guide to routers then this demonstration is for you!

Saturday 27th July to Sunday 28th July
8:00am - 5:30pm

Cardiff Store - Clearance Weekend

Our popular clearance weekend is back and its bigger than ever!
Wide variety of tools and machinery available, including ex-displays, warranty repairs and items with just cosmetic damage to the packaging.

So if you're looking for big savings on great products then come along to the store over the weekend - only whilst stocks last!

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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