Cardiff Store

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

02920 025000 - cardiffstore@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours

 
Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Bank Holiday  
Monday 27th May 10am - 4.30pm
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 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

Step Inside...

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

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!

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!

Saturday 25th May
10:00am - 2:00pm

Cardiff Store - Rider Planes Revisited

Precision components and ‘out-the-box’ performance have established Rider planes as a popular choice amongst trade and craft enthusiasts alike. Introduced in 2015, Rider’s reputation as affordable, quality hand tools continues to grow. To re-acquaint our customers with the latest range of Rider bench planes, all stores are hosting a national Rider Planes demonstration on Saturday 25th May. This is your chance to get the best advice on hand plane selection, use and maintenance - and to get hands-on yourself with practical guidance from our store experts.

June 2019

Saturday 1st June to Sunday 2nd June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cardiff Store - Carving A Spoon With The BWA, Welsh Region

We look forward to welcoming the Welsh Region of the British Woodcarvers into the store. Pop in for an informal look at their projects, ask questions and get hands-on with Flexcut carving tools whilst making your own spoon to take home.

Saturday 8th June
10:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Making A Spoon Using Traditional Handtools

Kirstie Pervin Davies is a self-taught furniture designer and maker. She has applied her engineering training to a craft held dear since 'borrowing' her father's tools in childhood. Kirstie takes great care to build functional furniture of quality and the love for her craft shines through her bespoke pieces. We are pleased to welcome Kirstie to Axminster for her first demonstration with us, where she'll be demonstrating how to make a wooden spoon using only traditional handtools. Come and enjoy this free tutorial and be inspired by Kirsties passion to create.

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

Cardiff Store - Professional Woodturning

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. As always, we’ll have plenty of professional guidance and we’ll make sure you have the chance to get ‘hands on’ yourself.

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 20th July to Sunday 21st 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!

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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