Warrington Store

Gateway 49 Trade Park, Kerfoot Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 8NT

01925 595888 - warringtonstore@axminster.co.uk

Opening Hours

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

Christmas & New Year

 
22nd December Normal hours as above
23rd December Closed (Sunday)
24th December 8am - 1pm
Christmas Day & Boxing Day   Closed
27th - 31st December Normal hours as above
New Year's Day Closed
2nd January Normal hours resume
Warrington 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.

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.

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.

Turning Tuesdays

Turning Tuesdays

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

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.

Warrington 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!

December 2018

Saturday 15th December
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - Christmas Decoration Project - On The Scroll Saw

Our second ‘Take Home’ Christmas Project will introduce children to the delicate art of scroll sawing as they make an eye-catching decoration for the Christmas tree or a feature for a festive table. With hands-on guidance from our store experts, children will learn to cut from a template to produce their tree, sand to a smooth finish and then decorate with paints and glitter finishes to provide a personal sparkle to their projects. We’re sure these ‘Take Home’ trees will inspire further creativity at home - and help occupy restless hands until those Christmas presents are opened!


*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.

January 2019

Saturday 26th January
10:00am - 2:00pm

Warrington Store - The AT254TS Table Saw Workstation

Long-awaited in the UK, Axminster Tools & Machinery introduces a revolutionary new Trade workstation, combining a high precision table saw with dado insert and router table recess - all in one. This ultra versatile newcomer is ideal for trade workshops and serious hobby woodworkers looking for a cost-effective, space-saving machine which will dramatically your project capabilities. A quick release system makes it easy to remove the riving knife and insert a dado blade set while the right-hand table is recessed to incorporate a router table.

To see the AT254TS in action and appreciate the full extent of its features, be sure not to miss our national demonstration to be hosted at all Axminster stores.

We look forward to helping you revolutionise your workshop!

Saturday 26th January
10:00am - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - Tormek T8 And The Ultimate Edge

Our in-store sharpening expert Dave Jones will show how to set up both the Tormek T-8 and The Ultimate Edge correctly. Dave will also cover how to get the most out of each machine, what other functions the machines perform and also what accessories are interchangeable.

Whether you are a professional requiring sharp tools every day or a regular hobby user the demonstration will show you the advantages of both machines. So you can either make an informed buying choice or get the most out of the machine you already own. Come along with your tools and try the difference for yourself!

February 2019

Saturday 23rd February
10:00am - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - Woodturning With Tracy Owen

Top UK woodturner, Tracy Owen, is back in the store to wow us with his woodturning skills.

Tracy has won many awards at national shows for his innovative turning and is one of the few woodturning professionals to derive his sole livelihood from woodturning, Tracy specialises in green (or wet) woodturning of bowls and hollow forms to produce unique one-off pieces. He likes to use green wood as, when the wood is drying, it moves and adds character to the piece. Tracy also likes to add texture to his work which he achieves by sandblasting, carving, chain sawing and colouring.

For his demonstration, Tracy will be using the Axminster Trade Series AT1628VS lathe, focusing on bowls and hollowing. Tracy is on the Register of Professional Turners and has also written articles for Woodturning magazine.

Saturday 23rd February
10:00am - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - Woodturning With Steve Heeley

Well known woodturner, Steve Heeley, will be in-store to show you how to get the best results when woodturning. Steve says his "greatest joy of Woodturning is seeing the beauty that Nature has created being released as (he) works" He will travel many miles and go to incredible lengths to obtain "Interesting" pieces of timber that he knows can be turned into Natural Works of Art.

Steve will complete a number of projects on the day and will use a variety of machines. If you're a woodturning enthusiast, come along and be inspired by one of the UK's top professional woodturners.

March 2019

Saturday 9th March
10:00am - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - Woodturning And Carving With The Tiny Turner

Emma, aka The Tiny Turner, has been involved with woodwork since the age of 16 and through Tony Wilson, a seated woodturner, she started to be involved in various woodworking show. At these events, she met many new people with all sorts of skills, including Michael Painter, one of the few Master Carvers left in the UK. After two years of sporadic lessons from Michael, he offered to train her professionally.

Emmas now aiming to become the next Master Carver in England - if you want to see where she is on that journey then come along and see for yourself.

April 2019

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

Woodturning and Finsihes WIth Hampshire Sheen Creator Martin Saban-Smith

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!

Meet The Team

The knowledgeable and resourceful Axminster Experts are passionate about tools and are dedicated to providing you with first class advice.

Phillip Lewis

Phillip Lewis

Started with Axminster 21/02/2011

Paul Otter

Paul Otter

Started with Axminster 28/09/2015

Dave Jones

Dave Jones

Started with Axminster 19/11/2007

Phil Cattrall

Phil Cattrall

Started with Axminster 01/05/2013

Shaunie Buckley

Shaunie Buckley

Started with Axminster 05/01/2015

Phillip Lewis

Phillip Lewis

Started with Axminster 21/02/2011

Area(s) of Expertise

Tormek Sharpening system, Power Tools, General Building

Experience

I have over 20 years retail experience, 4 years within the DIY sector learning all aspects of plumbing and heating to aggregates and general building. As a keen DIY enthusiast I am working at the best place possible, where I can get the best tools in the marketplace to complete all of my tasks to the highest of standards.

Area(s) of Interest

Woodturning-Bowl making, Finishing and stains, Festool Tools

Favourite Tool

Bosch GOP 300SCE

"This is an underrated power tool which negates the need for several tools and is safe and easy to use. This machine delivers great results in very little time and won’t cost you the earth to buy. The GOP 300SCE has array of multi task fittings so no job will be too small or out of reach for this great power tool."

Favourite Machine

Axminster Trade Series AT1416VS Wood Turning Lathe

"This machine has an LED read out so you know what speed your machine is running at, belt changing is quick and simple and it can create some very large pieces of wood across the bed. It's ideal for both beginners and professionals and is very mobile if needed to be transported to other locations."

Paul Otter

Paul Otter

Started with Axminster 28/09/2015

Area(s) of Expertise

Power tools, general building, woodturning, planer thicknessers, table saws and bandsaws.

Experience

I have previously run my own general building business and have spent the last three years working in the retail sector.

Area(s) of Interest

Woodworking and turning. I have recently started carving.

Favourite Tool

Rider No. 69 ½ Deluxe Low Angle Block Plane

"A very comfortable plane that fits the palm of my hand perfectly. Robust and easy to adjust and gives a great finish."

Favourite Machine

Axminster Trade Series AT129PT Planer Thicknesser

"Great machine with plenty of power, gives a fantastic finish. The TCT blades are so easy to change and locate precisely every time so none of the painstaking hours getting your knives perfect. A quiet, solid machine that transforms from planer to thicknesser in very little time."

Daniel Shaw

Daniel Shaw

Started with Axminster 14/04/2011

Area(s) of Expertise

Flexcut carving tools, Veritas hand tools, Lie Nielsen hand tools, Lamello, Bandsaws, PROXXON tools, Woodturning Chucks, Power Carving, Multi-tools, Woodturning and Japanese Hand Tools.

Experience

I have five years retail experience and I'm a trained Blacksmith.

Area(s) of Interest

Carving, Fine hand tools, Historical wood and metal working tools and techniques.

Favourite Tool

Flexcut Draw Knife

"I favour this tool because it is very sharp, flexible enough for rounded stock, well made and very comfortable to use."

Favourite Machine

Lamello Zeta P2

"I like the Zeta because it is unique and the P-system is a revolutionary joining method."

Dave Jones

Dave Jones

Started with Axminster 19/11/2007

Area(s) of Expertise

Company demonstrator for Tormek, Hand Sharpening, Power Carving, Multi-tools, Woodturning and Japanese Hand Tools.

Experience

I started in the main warehouse in Axminster and have worked in most areas of the company. I have recently completed a Furniture Design and Build course at Manchester College where I made a traditional dining chair.

Area(s) of Interest

Woodturning Fine Hand Tools, Furniture Making

Favourite Tool

Arbortech TurboPlane Blade

I can create interesting forms with it quickly and easily. I love the finish that it leaves and it is a lot of fun to work with.

Favourite Machine

Tormek T-8 Water Cooled Sharpening System

I have spent a great deal of time honing my skills on Tormek machines. I am still amazed at the razor sharp edges I can put on my tools in such a short space of time.

Phil Cattrall

Phil Cattrall

Started with Axminster 01/05/2013

Area(s) of Expertise

I have recently attended the Axminster Engineering course which has given me the insight into metal turning.

Experience

I have worked in the furniture industry for the last 37 years. I also have a wealth of retail experience.

Area(s) of Interest

Woodturning and lathes. I am looking forward to learning more about all of the tools in the store.

Favourite Tool

Mirka Deros Sander

"I find this sander incredibly comfortable to use and it is easy to get great results."

Favourite Machine

JET JWBS-14Q Bandsaw

"I find the bandsaw one of the most valuable tools you could have in the workshop. This one is very well built and easy to set up."

Shaunie Buckley

Shaunie Buckley

Started with Axminster 05/01/2015

Area(s) of Expertise

Makita, DeWALT, Festool, Bosch power tools, woodturning and pyrography.

Experience

Retail experience of over five years and have developed my knowledge of tools and machinery since joining Axminster.

Area(s) of Interest

Woodturning and pyrography

Favourite Tool

PROXXON IBS/E Professional Drill/Grinder

"Lightweight with a solid body which handles any task thrown at it. Great range of accessories to complete any task required."

Favourite Machine

Axminster Hobby Series AH106PT Planer Thicknesser

"Quiet, easy to setup and ready to work in the matter of minutes, this machine gives you a really smooth/straight edge finish."

With 11,000+ products, our store is a destination for any tool enthusiast... Phillip Lewis (Manager) & Paul Otter (Deputy Manager)
Warrington Store Manager and Deputy Mangager

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