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
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!

October 2018

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

Warrington Store - Bandsaw Clinic With Phil Cattrall

The bandsaw is often described as the most useful machine in the workshop. Using our Trade SBW3501B Bandsaw Phill will explain, in a practical demonstration, the setup and maintenance of this most versatile of machines. He will also go through blade types, choosing the right accessories and how to get the best results from your machine.

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

Warrington 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

Warrington 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).

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.

Saturday 17th November
10:00am - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - A Beginners Guide To The Router With Shaunie Buckley

The router, whether used freehand or in a table, is a very versatile tool. If you are looking to purchase your first router or wanting to make more use of your existing machine then pop into the Warrington store where Shaunie will be demonstrating the various functions and applications as well as answering your questions.

Saturday 24th November
10:00am - 4:00pm

Warrington Store - Pyrography Your Own Christmas Decorations

Using the Antex Fire Writer Pyrography Kit our in-store Pyrography specialist, Dave Jones, will show you how to creatively decorate your Christmas craft items and decorations.

Dave will also cover hints and tips on how to get the best out of the unit and will demonstrate woodburning techniques to give that special, personal finish to all your projects.

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.

Saturday 8th December
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 finishes. Come along anytime throughout the day, whether you are just getting started or want help to improve your skills.

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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