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)
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

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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

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!

July 2019

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!

Sunday 21st July
11:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - The Perfect Dovetail With Chris Caine

Chris Caine, from Pembrokeshire in Wales, is an emerging talent in the world of professional joinery. In 2018 he represented the UK at the Euroskills competition in Budapest and has been selected to compete in the 2019 WorldSkills event in Russia. But before he goes Chris will be in-store showing you how to achieve that perfect dovetail joint. Chris will be using the Axminster Shokunin saws during the demonstration and he'll be encouraging you to have a go too!

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!

Saturday 27th July
10:00am - 2:00pm

Cardiff Store - Swan Compressors And Accessories

At this national demonstration, our in-store experts demonstrate the latest range of quiet-running, oil free Swan Compressors. These hard-working, versatile machines can be used in many ways to make routine workshop tasks easier, quicker and more satisfying to complete. On the day, we’ll focus on the safe use of air nail guns and show just how compressors can be used in a variety of roles to tackle everyday DIY and decorative projects. If you’ve never worked ‘under pressure’ before, this is your chance!

August 2019

Saturday 3rd August
10:00am - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store - Model Boat Building With John Gittins

We're pleased to welcome back John Gittins, a distinguished craftsman who has had a number of articles and kit reviews published in both the Marine Modelling International and Model Boat magazines. Using a scroll saw and sander he'll cut bulkheads for his current modelling project, the HMS Agamemnon. 

John's been building model ships and boats since he was a teenager but the introduction of Proxxon tools saw the quality of his work improve - so what better person to offer a step-by-step guide to using the range! 

Monday 5th August
9:30am - 10:30am

Cardiff Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.


Monday 5th August
11:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.


Monday 5th August
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cardiff Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.


Monday 5th August
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Cardiff Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.


Saturday 10th August
10:00am - 2:00pm

Cardiff - UJK Parf Guide System Mk2 With David Edwards

Since the launch of the original UJK Technology Parf Guide System, we have been working hard to develop the existing concept to deliver better engineering practice. As a joint venture with Peter Parfitt, the Mk II version offers you even more control.

The new and improved jig system allows you to create a custom-made benchtop or portable cutting board in less than 30 minutes, whenever and wherever the need arises. An invaluable tool for professional trades and home workshops, the updated Parf Mk II Guide System guarantees perfect 45° and 90° cuts every time when used with a set of Parf Super Dogs and a track saw and guide rail.

Come along as David Edwards demonstrates the more user-friendly benefits of the Mk2. 

Monday 12th August
9:30am - 10:30am

Cardiff Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.


Monday 12th August
11:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.


Monday 12th August
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cardiff Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.


Monday 12th August
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Cardiff Store - 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - Pen Turning

Our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Pen Turning sessions will help young people with a flair for creativity make a unique pen to take home - an ideal gift or stationery item for the start of term. We’ll help with some of the preparation, allowing time for our young makers to understand how to use the lathe and chisels safely, and then shape and finish the pen. We’ll provide all the materials, plenty of hands-on guidance - and protective wear to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all.

*Maximum of two children per session, ages 10-14, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.


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

Cardiff Store - Carve A Love Spoon With The BWA

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

Monday 19th August
9:30am - 10:30am

Cardiff Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home. 

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.

Monday 19th August
11:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home. 

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.

Monday 19th August
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cardiff Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home. 

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.

Monday 19th August
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Cardiff Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home. 

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.

Monday 26th August
9:30am - 10:30am

Cardiff Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home.

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.

Monday 26th August
11:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home.

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.

Monday 26th August
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cardiff Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home.

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.

Monday 26th August
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Cardiff Store 'Beat The Boredom' Summer Workshop - 3D Scroll Saw Bird

Scroll sawing provides a great way to produce a fun, interesting take-home project in less than an hour. During our ‘Beat the Boredom’ Scroll Saw sessions, our store team will help young creators cut out and sand down the shapes required to make a 3D slot-together bird. Scroll sawing is a test of hand-to-eye coordination which is challenging yet absorbing - and will open young minds to further creative possibilities. Where time permits, we’ll show how pyrography could be used to add detail to the bird and suggest special paints available in store to finish the project at home.

*Maximum of two children per session, 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 will be provided by Axminster store. Photographs will be taken during the workshop, please advise the tutor if you do not wish your child to be included with any future marketing.

Wednesday 28th August
10:00am - 12:00pm

Cardiff Store- Design Your Own LEGO Superhero with 'Make It Soph'

Join us before you back to school and design your favourite superheroes or characters using wood, paper and card! Minimakers is an initiative brought to you by 'Make It Soph' designed to encourage and inspire young people to get involved with making and crafting. Whether you want to recreate your own favourite superhero or create a new crime-fighting character, the MiniMakers will see out the summer in super style! 

Spaces are limited to only 10 Children per session, so please book early to avoid disappointment

*This event will be filmed live to Facebook as part of the Mini Makers series, by registering for this event you are given consent for us to use the imagery on this social media platform. You will be required to complete a consent form upon arrival. **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 and the projects are yours to keep.

Wednesday 28th August
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cardiff Store- Design Your Own LEGO Superhero with 'Make It Soph'

Join us before you back to school and design your favourite superheroes or characters using wood, paper and card! Minimakers is an initiative brought to you by 'Make It Soph' designed to encourage and inspire young people to get involved with making and crafting. Whether you want to recreate your own favourite superhero or create a new crime-fighting character, the MiniMakers will see out the summer in super style! 

Spaces are limited to only 10 Children per session, so please book early to avoid disappointment

*This event will be filmed live to Facebook as part of the Mini Makers series, by registering for this event you are given consent for us to use the imagery on this social media platform. You will be required to complete a consent form upon arrival. **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 and the projects are yours to keep.

Saturday 31st August
10:00am - 2:00pm

Cardiff Store - Fine-Tuning Hand Tools - WIN A Sharpening Station

We invite you to join us for this national store demonstration, as we fine-tune two of our tool chest favourites - the hand plane and the chisel - and give you the chance to win a Rider Sharpening Station worth £87.96.* At the demonstration, our trained staff will guide you through the simple steps to ensure these trusted tools deliver precise performance in your hands, enhancing traditional woodworking experience. We’ll look at plane selection, flattening the sole and squaring the mouth of the plane; sharpening the plane iron, and truing up the frog and cap iron. We’ll also be Introducing a range of chisels and their applications, demonstrating general care and maintenance along with hand sharpening and powered wet wheel sharpening techniques. Don’t miss this opportunity to refresh your hand tool tuning skills - and win that sharpening station!


*Requires registration for this event via Eventbrite and attendance on the day. Please bring in proof of registration (smartphone or print) and check-in on arrival at the store. Not redeemable for cash. The draw will be made on Monday 2nd September and winners will be notified by email or phone call.


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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