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Axminster

Events

Saturday 11th – Metal Polishing with Matthew Youngs. A demonstration with a difference – convert your grinder to a polisher and go for that mirror finish – we’ll show you how.
Saturday 25th – Scroll Saw Decorations with Adrian Broadhead. Using an Axminster Trade Series scroll saw, Adrian creates a variety of unique seasonal decorations including a Christmas sleigh.

Products

The new Bosch 12V Brushless Planer and new-look 12V jigsaw is attracting a great deal of interest in store. Come along and get hands on with this lightweight, ergonomic new machine.

Bosch power tools
In store expert, Rob James, with new Bosch power tools

Our new UJK Technology Parf Super Dogs are in as well – these precision manufactured 20mm dogs fit our UJK Technology Multifunction Workbench and are compatible with the Festool MFT/3 Multifunctional Table.

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Rob James has recently been on a Bosch Professional power tools course and is training to be a specialist on our Powermatic lathes. Please come into store and chat to Rob about these leading international brands.

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Basingstoke

Events

Saturday 11th – Phil Irons in action with Woodcut Tools. International woodturner Phil Irons spends the day in store demonstrating a range of Woodcut tools including the new Bowlsaver Max3.

Products

We have a few great deals on Clearance at the moment including a Festool PSB 420 jigsaw at £250 (RRP £279.50) and a Festool TS 55R EBQ-Plus Plunge Saw at £350 (RRP £399.89).

Festool power tools
Festool power tools

People

The latest addition to our sales team, Paul Baldwin, has been on a Bosch training course at Denham and is quickly increasing his knowledge of all our power tools.

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Cardiff

Events

Saturday 25th – The Triumph of the Woodturners. Join us in store as three of the UK’s top woodturners – Jason Breach, Gary Rance and Steve Heeley – showcase their individual skills and styles in a friendly contest. Terry Smart from Chestnut Products will also be at the event, offering advice on finishing products and accessories.

Products

Our Christmas Sleigh demonstrations have been going well, showcasing our Axminster Trade Series scroll saws while our Halloween promotion has also drawn attention to Flexcut and Arbortech products – please come along and ask for a demonstration of these versatile creative tools.

Arbortech and Flexcut carving

Just a reminder to all our customers looking for a particular hardwood – we now keep a selection of timbers in store supplied by Wentworth Timber Centre – please come in and take a closer look.

Timber available in store

People

Axminster Tools & Machinery Cardiff store was recently made a partner in the ‘Spice Time’ credits programme which rewards community work with time credits which can now also be redeemed at workshops provided by our team in store.

Our team was at the Cardiff Model Railway exhibition in October and introduced many modellers to our Proxxon and Axminster model engineering machines.

Cardiff Model Railway exhibition

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High Wycombe

Events

Saturday 11th – Tormek T-8 Sharpening System with Talhah Rasool. Find out just how to achieve repeatable razor sharp edges on plane irons and chisels.
Saturday 25th – Waterstone Sharpening using the Veritas honing guide. Paula Webb demonstrates the set-up and use of the precision Veritas honing guide together with Japanese waterstones.

Products

Construction has begun on our new Hobby & Crafts wall, using a French cleat system. We’ve used a UJK Technology Professional router table to make the cleats, an Axminster AW50N brad nailer to fix the cleats to the wall, and an Axminster EX-16 Trade scroll saw to make the lettering. Please look out for updates in the next Store Roundup.

Cleats being fixed to the wall

Chris Kirk has been demonstrating quick, easy power carving with Arbortech machines and accessories. Chris has mainly been using the TurboPlane blade and the all-new Ball Gouge, which provides even greater creative possibilities.

Chris Kirk, carving with Arbortech

People

We were very pleased to welcome Michael Nicholls from Osmo into store recently. Michael spent time with all the team, demonstrating the many varied finishes which can be achieved using Osmo products.

Michael demonstrating Osmo to Andre

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North Shields

Events

Friday 3rd – Arbortech power carving with Nathan Blythe. Our in-store specialist Nathan demonstrates the creative possibilities of the Arbortech power carving system.
Saturday 4th – Souber Lock Jig. We demonstrate why this innovative jig is fast becoming a favourite of tradespeople.
Saturday 18th – UJK Technology pocket hole jig demonstration. Matthew Roberton demonstrates how to make strong, hidden joints that are easy to produce.

Products

We participated at the recent Festival of Thrift at Redcar with a range of hobby tools and machines including the Antex Firewriter pyrography kit, Dremel 3000 Rotary Tool, the Axminster Hobby HBS200N bandsaw and Axminster Hobby Series AWSL lathe.

Sales Advisor Dean Maddison at the Festival of Thrift, Redcar
Sales Advisor Dean Maddison at the Festival of Thrift, Redcar

In the run-up to Halloween, we’ve provided a number of demonstrations of Axminster Trade Series bandsaws, making creepy cut-out spiders and bats which we’ve used to enhance the Halloween theme in the store.

Creepy spiders and bats

People

We’re proud to continue our support for the Whitley Bay Warriors, renewing our signage at the rink this season and sponsoring jerseys for the Pro Edge Hockey Juniors training camps.

Whitley Bay Warriors

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Nuneaton

Events

Saturday 4th – Scroll Saws with Rob Sheehan. Our in-store expert Rob will demonstrate how to make Christmas sleighs using the Axminster Trade Series EX-21 scroll saw.

Products

We attended the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition near Leamington Spa in October, displaying a wide range of Proxxon and Axminster Model Engineer Series tools and machines suited to model making. We enjoyed a great deal of interest and attracted a number of new model enthusiasts to the store.

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

People

We always try to give our customers the best possible store experience and this was feedback from one of customers sent in on 22nd October:

Hello 🙂 I came in yesterday and after spending ages browsing and contemplating, I went to the till with a few items. Jade served me and asked if I had got everything that I was after, I mentioned I was thinking about pen turning but wasn’t sure where to start. She took me over to the pens and showed me everything I would need and how it all fits on the lathe etc. I wasn’t sure which MT size I needed and she wasted no time looking up my make and model trying to find out. I went with the MT2 which fits beautifully and I’m chuffed to bits with it. She gave me the best service I have ever had in any shop!!! pay rise for that lady!!! 😀 I will be coming again, it was well worth the 90 minute journey. Thank you so much, very happy customer

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Sittingbourne

Events

Saturday 11th – Focus on Rider Planes. Our in-store expert demonstrates the precision and excellent value for money of our own Rider brand planes and chisels.
Saturday 18th – Christmas Sleighs on the Scroll Saw. Join us in store to see Simon Trinkwon demonstrating how to shape Christmas sleighs on an Axminster Trade Series EX-16 scroll saw.
Saturday 25th – Vic Tesolin demonstrates Veritas tools. International demonstrator, Vic Tesolin, is in store using a range of high quality Veritas hand tools, demonstrating set-up, technical features and sharpening techniques.

Products

If you’d like to get to grips with specific tools and machines, why not consider a course at our purpose-built Skill Centre here at the store? We have a number of places still open in November including Bandsaw Training on the 7th and Leigh Jigs on the 14th.  Just click on our Skill Centre website for full course details and bookings.

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Warrington

Events

Saturday 4th November – Woodturning with Adam Evans. Come along to this free event to see local woodturner Adam Evans produce his delicately turned pieces.
Saturday 18th November – Introduction to Pen Turning. Our Deputy Store Manager, Paul Otter, invites you to try your hand at the absorbing and affordable hobby of pen turning, offering plenty of practical advice to get you started.

Products

All our pen-turning customers will be pleased to know that we now have a new range of pen-turning kits in stock, to suit your particular style preferences and budgets.

We have nearly completed our new store layout which will make navigating through the store and finding exactly what you need even more enjoyable than before. Come on in and take a look.

Panoramic view of Warrington store

People

We attended the Wigan Finescale Model Railway show at the beginning of the month and introduced a number of enthusiasts to our Proxxon and Axminster model engineering tools and machines. Store Manager Phil Lewis and Sales Advisor Shaunie Buckley will be supporting the North of England Woodworking and Powertool show at Harrogate from 17-19 November. We look forward to seeing many of our Warrington customers at the Axminster Tools & Machinery stand.

We are delighted to have agreed a marketing partnership with the Birchfield Golf Club only 5 miles away from the store. This will provide benefit to club members while providing opportunities to raise awareness of Axminster Tools & Machinery within the local golfing community. We look forward to making many new friends at the club!

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