North Shields Store

Unit J1, Hamar Close, Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate. NE29 7XB

01915 005966 -

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
North Shields 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.

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

Turning Tuesdays

This is your chance to see and talk about everything and anything woodturning, every Tuesday 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.

North Shields 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!

October 2018

Saturday 20th October
10:00am - 4:00pm

North Shields Store - 3D Scroll Saw With Ruby

When people think about scroll saws, they sometimes assume that all you can do is cut jigsaw puzzles. Although the scroll saw is the perfect machine for this, there is so much more you can do!

Using the Axminster EX-21 scroll saw our in-store expert, Ruby, will demonstrate how to make 3D shapes. She will be using a variety of different blades and show the full capabilities of the machine. So if you have any questions or are looking for inspiration then this is the demo for you!

Saturday 20th October
10:00am - 4:30pm

North Shields Store - Getting Handy With Hand Tools

Join our in-store carpenter Dean, who will be showcasing our range of hand tools including, Rider, Veritas, Lie Nielsen and our phenomenal selection of Japanese hand tools.

The day will cover tool care and maintenance as well as advice on traditional sharpening methods. A huge variety of tools ranging from hand planes to spokeshaves and crosscut saws will be available for you to try, so come along and test their performance for yourself.

Christmas is fast approaching and this is an ideal opportunity for the woodworker in your life to draw up their wish list and with the option of personalised Rider hand planes - we've got their gifts all wrapped up!

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

North Shields Store - Introducing The New Craft Range

An all-new range of Craft machines is being introduced by Axminster Tools & Machinery to appeal to woodworking enthusiasts looking for performance and features which exceed an entry-level machine. You’ll be able to get hands-on with the first of these machines - including lathes, drill presses and compressors - at a national demonstration day hosted by all stores.

This will provide an ideal opportunity to appreciate technical aspects of these machines which have been developed to provide quality and class-leading specification at a highly competitive price. The Craft range has been engineered with the aspiring woodworker in mind - come in and take a closer look!

Saturday 27th October
2:00pm - 4:00pm

North Shields Store - Halloween Decorations For Your Little Monsters

Be afraid. Be very afraid - your little monsters might soon be wanting you to help them with some Halloween projects - never fear, our Axminster stores are ready to help with a special Halloween Decorations. Our frighteningly friendly staff are ready to share a selection of creepy creative ideas which will keep your monsters amused for a couple of hours. We’ll use a few simple tools, provide materials and terrifying templates to make hair-raising halloween bats, cats and ghosts (for details of the projects to be made please contact your local store). This is a FREE event with no tricks, so it’ll be all treat!

All monsters, zombies and children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian - with a maximum of two per adult. Children must be aged between 7 and 14 years. Numbers are strictly limited so please, register through Eventbrite, as early as possible to avoid disappointment (each participating child must be registered through Eventbrite).

We deliver a great experience for the hobbyist, tradesman & professional... Mark Bloomfield (Manager)
North Shields Store Manager

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