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
May Bank Holiday  
Saturday 26th 8am - 5pm
Sunday 27th & Monday 28th Closed
Tuesday 29th 8am - 5.30pm
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!

May 2018

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

Warrington Store - Woodturning & Spraycraft With Joey Richardson

We're very pleased to welcome Joey Richardson back to the store, to share her passion for woodturning. Joey is a well known and respected woodturner who teaches and gives demonstrations in the UK and the USA. She will be demonstrating her innovative techniques in woodturning with elements of spraying, power carving and texturing.

For examples of her inspiring work, visit www.joeyrichardson.com. We're sure you'll agree with us, that this is an important date to keep free in your diary!

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

Warrington Store - Back To Basics - Chisels

In the third of our Back to Basics series, we take a closer look at hand chisels, highlighting the affordable precision of our Rider brand chisels and sharpening systems. Chisels are amongst the oldest tools in the chest and are still considered essential to woodworking professionals and hobby enthusiasts alike.

Throughout May, come along to your nearest store and get hands-on with a wide selection of Rider chisels at our workstations.

Our friendly store experts will guide you towards crafting those classic joints including dovetails and mortises - and teach you how to sharpen your chisels with repeatable accuracy.

On Saturday 26th May, join us in store for our national chisels and sharpening demonstrations - anytime between 10am and 4pm. See you there!

June 2018

Saturday 2nd June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - Woodturning With Paul Jones

Local woodturning craftsman, artist and tutor Paul Jones will be in the store showing you how to enhance the natural qualities of wood. Either simply, through line and form or by creating sculptural, textural and colour contrasts between the decoration and the wood.

Paul is on the Register of Professional Turners, a group of less than 200 full-time professional turners from around the UK, who provide high quality work and services to industry, the public and art collectors across the world.

This free demonstration will cover a range of techniques to suit beginners as well as the more experienced turners.

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

Warrington Store - Festool Domino DF500 And DF700 With Kate Abbott

The 'DOMINO' is a unique jointing system, it unites the precision of a round dowel with the flexibility of a traditional flat dowel – the perfect solution for panel joints. The result: extremely strong, accurate and invisible joints.

Come in the store where Kate will demonstrate how quick, accurate and easy the DF500 and DF700 are to use and you can have a go yourself!

Saturday 16th June
10:00am - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - Gift Ideas For Father's Day

Throughout June, our stores focus on designing and making a range of small, handy items which would make ideal gifts for Fathers Day - or any other time of the year. Our ideas and templates will appeal to novice woodworkers with an eye for creative, personalised gifts. For example, our store experts will show you how to make a novel Smartphone Holder or a ‘Spec Rest’ - using simple scroll sawing and pyrography techniques. All you need is a small piece or two of timber, a few simple tools - available in store - and your imagination. We’ll be ready to help you any time during the month with a national FREE gift-making demonstration on Saturday 16th June between 10-4pm. 

Saturday 16th June
10:00am - 4:00pm

UJK Dovetail Jig With Paul Otter

Our in-store expert Paul Otter will be demonstrating the various features and benefits of UJK Technology Dovetail Jig, The Jig can be used to cut half blind dovetails (for drawer construction), precise comb or finger joints (in up to 28mm thick material) and can cut through dovetails (in material up to 19mm).

Come to store and experience how simple this jig is to use whilst still producing professional looking joints every time.

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

Warrington Store - Axminster EX-21 Scroll Saw With Dave Jones

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, Dave Jones, will demonstrate how to create beautiful artwork and 3D designs and advise on the best blade selection for the job. you will also have the opportunity to get hands-on so you can see for yourself why this is one of the best machines on the market.

July 2018

Saturday 7th July
10:00am - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - Tormek T-8 Sharpening System With Shaunie Buckley

Our in store demonstrator, Shaunie Buckley, will be demonstrating how to sharpen woodworking tools on the Tormek T-8. For any professional or amateur needing a versatile, reliable and repeatable sharpening system, the T-8 should be on the top of your list. The jig system allows you to sharpen everything from chisels, plane blades, turning tools to kitchen knives, scissors and axes.

Shaunie will demonstrate a range of techniques that will allow you to hone your sharpening skills and show why sharpening with a Tormek machine is one of the best methods available. So, come along and get hands-on with Tormek.

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

Warrington Store - Beginners Guide To Pocket Hole Joinery With Kate Abbott

Our in-store demonstrator Kate Abbott will show you how to set up and use the UJK Technology Pocket Hole joinery system, in a wide variety of applications.

UJK Technology Pocket Hole Jigs make the art of joinery accessible to everyone. With a small amount of woodworking knowledge, you can achieve accurate, strong, hidden joints with a professional finish, quickly and simply.

This is a great opportunity to see why the UJK system is a must for every workshop.

August 2018

Saturday 4th August
10:00am - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - Arbortech Power Carving With Dave Jones

Arbortech's wide range of quality and innovative woodworking products are highly regarded by professional carvers for their performance and smooth finish. Our in-store expert, Dave Jones, will be demonstrating the versatile range of woodcarving power tools and putting the Turbo blade, Contour Sander and Ball Gouge through their paces.

If you have not yet tried power carving this is a great opportunity to have a go yourself and discover how easily you can create unique and stunning carvings with Arbotech.

September 2018

Saturday 1st September
10:00am - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - Pen Turning With Shaunie Buckley

Pen turning is always one of our favourite demonstrations at the Warrington store. Our in store expert Shaunie Buckley will be producing a wide variety of pens on the AT1628 trade lathe using the Evolution Series Compression Pen Mandrel.

Shaunies demonstration will give you helpful hints an tips, using wood and acrylic blanks, on set up, turning itself and finsihes. Come along anytime throughout the day, whether you are just getting started or want help to improve your skills.

Saturday 8th September
10:00am - 4:30pm

Warrington Store - Woodturning With Tracy Owen

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

Tracy has won many awards at national shows for his innovative turning over the last 12 years or so. Having established himself as 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 29th September
10:00am - 4:30pm

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 and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Steve will complete a number of projects on the day, demonstrating on the Axminster Trade Series AT1628VS lathe using Axminster chucks.

If you are a woodturning enthusiast, come along and watch this FREE demonstration by one of the UK's top woodturners.

November 2018

Saturday 3rd November
10:00am - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - North West Finest Woodturners

We have a lively day planned with three of the North's best professional woodturners Russell Gibbs, Adam Evans and Ray Jones all in store!

The trio will produce a variety of artwork from bowls, hollow forms and pens. Being a very diverse group that is always willing to share knowledge and skills, we think it will be impossible to leave without feeling inspired.

Its FREE to attend and refreshments will also be provided.

December 2018

Saturday 1st December
10:00am - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - Woodturning With Tracy Owen

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

Tracy has won many awards at national shows for his innovative turning over the last 12 years or so. Having established himself as 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, chainsawing and colouring. Tracy is on the Register of Professional Turners and has also written articles for Woodturning magazine.

For his demonstration, Tracy will be using the Axminster Trade Series AT1628VS lathe, focusing on bowls and hollowing. Tracy is highly regarded in the professional woodturning circuit, so we are extremely excited to be able to offer this FREE demonstration to our customers.

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)
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