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)
August Bank Holiday  
Saturday 25th 8am - 5.30pm
Sunday 26th 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Monday 27th 9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 29th 8am - 7pm
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!

August 2018

Wednesday 22nd August
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Bee Homes and Insect Houses

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The fourth in our Beat the Boredom series, on 22nd August, is on Bee Homes and
Insect Houses. The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then using pre-cut components you'll build your own bee and bug house. Your creations are yours to keep, so come along and create a buzz in your kids and the garden this summer!

Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

Wednesday 22nd August
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Bee Homes and Insect Houses

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The fourth in our Beat the Boredom series, on 22nd August, is on Bee Homes and
Insect Houses. The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then using pre-cut components you'll build your own bee and bug house. Your creations are yours to keep, so come along and create a buzz in your kids and the garden this summer!

Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

Friday 24th August to Saturday 25th August
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Introducing The New Axminster Trade Range

A few good machines immediately increase the capacity and creative potential of your workshop and our stores are always ready to demonstrate a wide range of our Axminster machines - from table saws and bandsaws to planer thicknessers and morticers.

The exciting news is that in August we’ll be introducing several new Axminster Trade machines - with specifications and features for even greater performance and convenience. Make sure you come along to your nearest store to take a closer look and if you can’t make it through the week, don’t miss our national Axminster Trade machine demonstrations on Friday 24th from 2pm to closing time and Saturday 25th from 10am-4pm. See you there!

Wednesday 29th August
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Smartphone Holder

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The fifth in our Beat the Boredom series is on 29th August and will be how to make a phone holder. The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then you make your own stylish home for your smartphone. Your creations are yours to keep, so come along and have a go!
Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

Wednesday 29th August
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Beat the Boredom Series - Smartphone Holder

Project Days For Budding Woodworkers
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Every Wednesday in August, 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm, children* can learn how to make a fun useful item using a few simple tools and some pre-cut wooden components - all free of charge!

The fifth in our Beat the Boredom series is on 29th August and will be how to make a phone holder. The session will start with an overview of the craft and will include instructions on how to use the tools safely, then you make your own stylish home for your smartphone. Your creations are yours to keep, so come along and have a go!
Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and speak to your nearest store for more details.

*Open to children aged 8 to 17 years old but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.

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.

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

Cardiff Store - Woodturning (Including the ‘Taming of the Skew’) With Colwin Way

Internationally recognised woodturner and Axminster Skill Centre tutor, Colwin Way, will be in store demonstrating a variety of turning, chucking and sharpening methods.

His schedule will include the ‘Taming of the Skew’ looking at the safe use of skew chisels and the benefits of wet (green) wood bowl versus dry woodturning. Colwin will also share his suggestions for sanding and finishing and look at small projects for the beginner such as bottle stops, small vases and a toffee dish. Come along to this free event at any time during the day and enjoy Colwin’s informative and entertaining demonstration.

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 to Sunday 21st October
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.

November 2018

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.

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.

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)
Cardiff Store Manager and Deputy Mangager

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