High Wycombe Store

Cressex Business Park, Lincoln Road, High Wycombe, Bucks. HP12 3FF

01494 885480 - highwycombestore@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed


Friday 30th March Closed
Saturday 31st March 9am - 5pm
Easter Sunday & Monday Closed
Tuesday 3rd April 8am - 5.30pm
High Wycombe Store
Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening

Our experts can sharpen your plane blades, woodturning gouges, carving chisels...

Live Workshop

Live Workshop

These workshops offer you the opportunity to see machinery in use and get hands on.


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

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

As part of our service parking is free to all customers.

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.

Turning Tuesdays

Turning Tuesdays

This is your chance to see and talk about everything and anything woodturning, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 10am and 4pm in store.

Each week a member of the team will be available to talk turning, demonstrate and help with any queries or questions as well as giving you the chance to get hands on and have a go.

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.

Turning Tuesdays

Axminster Industrial Series

We've just opened our new Axminster Industrial Series display area. Please come along and take a closer look at these robust, precision machines.

360° Virtual Tour

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Welcome to the High Wycombe store virtual tour. Providing you a great opportunity to explore all that Axminster Tools & Machinery has to offer.

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High Wycombe 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!

March 2018

Saturday 31st March
10:00am - 4:00pm

High Wycombe Store - Back to Basics - Get Hands On With Hammers

Join us for the first in our ‘Back To Basics’ series. In March, we have our first in the series with all our stores focusing on Hammers. Our in-store experts will provide a detailed demonstration of all popular hammer styles - describing their unique features and use in a variety of applications. We’ll look at the materials used in the manufacture of heads and handles and consider characteristics such as weight, balance, grip and striking action. Don’t miss this chance to get ‘hands on’ with a wide range of some of the world’s best-known hammer brands - as we go back to basics with these very familiar yet seldom explained hand tools.

April 2018

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

High Wycombe 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!

Monday 30th April
10:00am - 4:00pm

Building A Shoe Rack With The UJK Technology Pocket Hole Joinery System

Are you a small business looking to expand?
Do you want to turn your hobby into a business?

Axminster Tools & Machinery understand that networking is a crucial stepping-stone for business professionals. There's nothing like being in a room of like-minded people and discovering that you're not alone in experiencing the various challenges within your business or wanting to improve your skills.

This month our guest speaker will be Paul Warburton, owner and founder of Ryfields Gym in Orford. Paul is well known in the Warrington area and uses some unconventional methods to reach his target audience. The evening will explore the concept of 'guerrilla marketing', an advertising strategy that promotes products or services in an unconventional way on a small budget. He will share some of his top tips on how to implement this strategy and get your business known within the local community.

This is a free event in the Warrington store from 6pm - tea, coffee and cake will be provided. So come along and take advantage of Paul’s expert advice, you may even find yourself sitting by your next customer or mentor.

Please note that due to limited spaces, guests will be asked to show their Eventbrite ticket for admittance.

July 2018

Saturday 21st July
10:00am - 4:00pm

High Wycombe 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!

We're one of the best places for tools & machinery in south central England! Craig Townsley (Manager) & Paula Webb (Deputy Manager)
High Wycombe Store Manager and Deputy Mangager
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