Cardiff Store

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

02920 025000 -

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)

Christmas & New Year

22nd & 23rd December Normal hours as above
24th December 8am - 1pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day 10am - 4.30pm
27th - 30th December Normal hours as above
31st December 8am - 5.30pm
New Year's Day Closed
2nd January New hours commence
Cardiff Store
    • New year, new hours. Starting 2nd January this store will be open until 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Previously we have been open until 7pm.
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!

December 2018

Saturday 1st December
10:00am - 2:00pm

Cardiff Store - The Ultimate Edge

You don't take up Sharpening as a hobby - Join us in-store as we reveal one of our most important product introductions in recent years - the variable speed, reversible ‘Ultimate Edge’ Sharpening System. Designed to sharpen any edge tools, this versatile system provides precise control of blade and bevel angles and sharpens to a perfectly flat surface. A choice of jigs will accommodate almost all chisels and plane blades while allowing freehand sharpening of knives, scissors and shears. In addition, a unique ‘Twist n Fix’ multi-purpose arbor allows for quick fitment of a variety of mops, felt and profiling wheels. Make sure you don’t miss this unique opportunity to take a first look at the all-new ‘Ultimate Edge’

Saturday 8th December
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Christmas Decoration Project - Christmas Tree Mobile

"Join us in store for the first of two ‘Take Home’ Christmas projects aimed at children eager to express their creativity. Using simple tools and materials, our store experts will provide a step-by-step guide to making a hanging Christmas Tree - either for the tree or a festive wall. During the two-hour workshop, children will use a small hand saw and a cordless drill to construct their trees from handy sticks, small branches and a ball of garden twine. If they like, they can paint their trees in a range of festive colours - and add glitter for maximum sparkle! Don’t miss out on this chance to get your children actively engaged in your seasonal decorations - and inspire new skills and interests.

*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.

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

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

Saturday 15th December
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Christmas Decoration Project - On The Scroll Saw

Our second ‘Take Home’ Christmas Project will introduce children to the delicate art of scroll sawing as they make an eye-catching decoration for the Christmas tree or a feature for a festive table. With hands-on guidance from our store experts, children will learn to cut from a template to produce their tree, sand to a smooth finish and then decorate with paints and glitter finishes to provide a personal sparkle to their projects. We’re sure these ‘Take Home’ trees will inspire further creativity at home - and help occupy restless hands until those Christmas presents are opened!

*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.

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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