Cardiff Store

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

02920 025000 - cardiffstore@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours

 
Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 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.

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.

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.

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Cardiff 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!

April 2018

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

Cardiff Store - Phil Irons In Action With Woodcut Tools

Phil Irons is well known on both the UK and international woodturning scene.

He will be spending the day in store demonstrating tools from Woodcut, with whom he has a long association. His main focus will be on the Bowlsaver MAX3 - a tool which will enable you to get an increased output from a piece of wood. Phil will also be using Tru-Grind sharpening jigs and Pro-Forme hollowing tools.

By his own admission, Phil derives most pleasure and satisfaction from turning hollow forms. He has created some beautiful vases and incredible one-off masterpieces.

Phil also enjoys teaching and offers a number of courses at his workshop in Welford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. Courses range from beginners’ hobby level classes to the more advanced master classes on the lathe.

Pop in store anytime between 10-4pm and enjoy our FREE event.

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

Cardiff Store - Back to Basics - Sawing

In April, we feature the second of our Back to Basics series as we take a closer look at one of the oldest and most trusted tools in the woodworker’s chest - the hand saw. Still a favourite of skilled trade professionals, hand saws provide precision, speed and convenience which often rivals the performance of power saws. Throughout April, we invite you to rediscover the versatility of hand saws at special workstations in our stores and to attend any of our national demonstrations on Saturday 28th, hosted by our in-store experts. Please feel free to drop into this demonstration at any time between 10am - 4pm - we’ll be serving up bite-size Back to Basics info throughout the day!

May 2018

Saturday 12th May
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Bandsaw Setup - From Blade Change To Using The Bandsaw Buddy

Stephan Parker, our in-store demonstrator, will show you how to set up your bandsaw correctly using the Axminster Trade Series SBW4300B. He will also demonstrate how to get the most out of the machine including use of the innovative UJK Technology Bandsaw Buddy.

As the bandsaw is probably the most useful and versatile machine in the workshop, this demonstration is a must for all those who have just acquired or recently changed their bandsaw.

Saturday 19th May to Sunday 20th May
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodcarving With The British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region)

We have a fantastic weekend planned for those interested in carving - the British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region) will be in our Cardiff store on both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-16:00.

They will cover all aspects of woodcarving and demonstrate techniques suitable for all levels of carver, from the beginner to the professional.

Using Flexcut tools to carve, Mirka Abranet to finish and many other products, the British Woodcarvers will show you just what can be achieved. With each carver having over 20 years of carving experience, these demonstrations are sure to inspire!

For more information about the British Woodcarvers, visit britishwoodcarversassociation.co.uk.

June 2018

Saturday 16th June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Tormek T8 Versus Tormek T4 Sharpening Systems With Stephan Parker

Our in-store sharpening expert Stephan Parker will show how to set up both the Tormek T-8 and T-4 correctly. Stephan will also cover how to get the most out of each machine and which jigs to use.

Usage and frequency of use will determine which of these sharpening systems is best for you, whether you are a professional requiring sharp tools every day or a regular hobby user. Tormek has worked continuously to make sharpening easy and efficient even for the inexperienced woodworker. Today the product range is the widest on the market and Tormek offers a complete sharpening system for all kinds of edge tools. The spirit of innovation and the desire to make sharpening easy and effective is at the heart of Tormek.

July 2018

Saturday 14th July
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - UJK Technology Pocket Hole Jig With Daniel Everett

Pocket hole joinery is all about making strong, hidden joints that are fast and easy to produce. And the UJK Technology pocket hole jig does just that! It is perfect for many applications from furniture making to kitchen fitting, resulting in very strong frames and carcases. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, this jig will make a great addition to your toolkit and will give years of reliable usage.

Learn more about pocket hole joinery and get hands-on with the UJK Technology pocket hole jig under the guidance of our in-store demonstrator Daniel Everett.

August 2018

Saturday 11th August
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Arbortech Power Carving With Professional Artist Chris Wood

Chris Wood, of Wood Art Works (WAW), has been working as a professional artist since 1999. He has worked on hundreds of projects, ranging from children's workshops to giant chainsaw sculptures and shop displays on Oxford street.

Chris will be demonstrating our full instore range of Arbortech products including the Arbortech Ball Gouge, Arbortech TURBO Shaft, together with sabuur tooth burrs.

The diverse nature of Chris's work means you can expect a unique and fascinating demonstration. For more information about WAW visit http://www.woodartworks.co.uk

Saturday 11th August
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Pen Making On The Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro Lathe

Join Gavin Andrews, our in-store specialist, who will demonstrate the art of pen turning using the Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro lathe and Craftprokits pen kits.

Making pens can be such a joy. And with such a huge selection of blanks and pen kits available, there is the potential to make the most beautiful pens designed and crafted to an individual's taste. Whether making as a special gift or for your own use, pen making can be a highly rewarding craft.

Gavin will show you the process of how to make a pen on the lathe from start to finish. The Precision Pro lathe is strong yet compact and ideal for those wanting more than a hobby lathe at home or who wish to take it to shows and craft fairs.

September 2018

Saturday 15th September to Sunday 16th September
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodcarving With The British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region)

We have a fantastic weekend planned for those interested in carving - the British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region) will be in our Cardiff store on both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-16:00.

They will cover all aspects of woodcarving and demonstrate techniques suitable for all levels of carver, from the beginner to the professional.

Using Flexcut tools to carve, Mirka Abranet to finish and many other products, the British Woodcarvers will show you just what can be achieved. With each carver having over 20 years of carving experience, these demonstrations are sure to inspire!

For more information about the British Woodcarvers, visit britishwoodcarversassociation.co.uk.

Saturday 15th September
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Proxxon Miniature Machines In Action With Daniel Everett

Our in-store specialist Daniel Everett will be demonstrating most of the Proxxon miniature woodworking machines.

For over 30 years, Proxxon has been producing quality power tools, manufactured to the highest standards. Each machine and tool is individually built and tested so that quality is assured.

The extensive range offers tools for the model maker, woodworker, metalworker, jeweller, optician, cabinetmaker, schools and craft specialists alike. Proxxon miniature tools (known as Micromot) are tailor-made to make intricate jobs easier and more precise.

Come along and get hands-on in the world of the Proxxon miniature machines.

October 2018

Saturday 13th October
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Power Carving With Arbortech

Arbortech is a progressive company offering unique woodworking and masonry cutting tools. Since the creation of their first product – the “Woodcarver” blade – they have established an international reputation for innovative approaches, engineering excellence and cutting-edge technologies.

Our in-store specialist David Edwards will show you how to use various products from the Arbortech range, including the TurboPlane Blade, Mini-Carver, TURBOShaft and the Ball Gouge.

Come along and get hands-on with the Arbortech range and see just how good these tools are.

Saturday 20th October
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodcarving With The British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region)

Arbortech is a progressive company offering unique woodworking and masonry cutting tools. Since the creation of their first product – the “Woodcarver” blade – they have established an international reputation for innovative approaches, engineering excellence and cutting edge technologies.

Our in-store specialist David Edwards will show you how to use various products from the Arbortech range, including the TurboPlane Blade, Mini-Carver, TURBOShaft and the Ball Gouge.

Come along and get hands-on with the Arbortech range and see just how good these tools are.

November 2018

Saturday 17th November to Sunday 18th November
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodcarving With The British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region)

We have a fantastic weekend planned for those interested in carving - the British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region) will be in our Cardiff store on both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-16:00.

They will cover all aspects of woodcarving and demonstrate techniques suitable for all levels of carver, from the beginner to the professional.

Using Flexcut tools to carve, Mirka Abranet to finish and many other products, the British Woodcarvers will show you just what can be achieved. With each carver having over 20 years of carving experience, these demonstrations are sure to inspire!

For more information about the British Woodcarvers, visit britishwoodcarversassociation.co.uk.

Saturday 17th November
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Pyrography Your Own Christmas Decorations

Using the Antex Fire Writer Pyrography Kit, our in-store Pyrography specialist Gavin Andrews will show you how to creatively decorate your Christmas craft items and decorations.

Gavin will also cover hints and tips on how to get the best out of the unit and will demonstrate woodburning techniques to give that special finish to your work.

December 2018

Saturday 15th December to Sunday 16th December
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodcarving With The British Woodcarvers Association - South Wales Region

We have a fantastic weekend planned for those interested in carving - the British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region) will be in our Cardiff store on both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-16:00.

They will cover all aspects of woodcarving and demonstrate techniques suitable for all levels of carver, from the beginner to the professional.

Using Flexcut tools to carve, Mirka Abranet to finish and many other products, the British Woodcarvers will show you just what can be achieved. With each carver having over 20 years of carving experience, these demonstrations are sure to inspire!

For more information about the British Woodcarvers, visit britishwoodcarversassociation.co.uk.

Saturday 15th December
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Woodturning Christmas Decorations With David Kenwrick

Our in-store woodturning specialist David Kenwrick will be turning Christmas decorations using the Axminster Trade Series AT1628VS lathe.

If you would like to make some special items for your tree or create a unique table decoration, come along and find some inspiration on how to make perfect Christmas decorations on the lathe


Our newest store embraces the core Axminster values of quality & excellent service Lee Parfitt (Manager) & Katie Reid (Deputy Manager)
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