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Events

Saturday 7th – Store manager Matthew Youngs will be looking at the full range of power tool and machinery extractors. If you are about to install extraction in your workshop or thinking of upgrading your existing machine, this is a demonstration well worth attending – come along to one of the hourly demonstrations between 10-4.

Saturday 21st – The Tormek T-8 sharpening system is the perfect answer for all your sharpening requirements. For any professional or amateur needing a versatile, reliable and repeatable sharpening system, the T-8 should be at the top of your list. But don’t just take our word for it – come along anytime between 10-4 and see for yourself!

Saturday 28th – If you’re a woodworker, you’re making dust. And if you’re using machines, you’re making plenty of it. Whether a hobbyist or a trade workshop owner, health and safety is an important consideration – and air filtration is often overlooked in our PPE and equipment choices. Throughout July, our stores will display and demonstrate a range of solutions which will help protect against dusts, fibres and fumes in your working environment. And on Saturday 28th July, all stores will host special demonstrations on extraction in use with popular workshop machines including planer thicknessers, drum sanders and table saws. Come along to your nearest store and we’ll help you find the best ways to ‘Breathe Easy’.

PPE for woodturning

Manager’s message

The long summer days give the perfect opportunity to work on those exterior projects long into the evening. We have everything you need and great advice in store.

We attended the Axe Valley Festival, another fantastic event where we showcased a contrast of old and modern ways of woodworking including woodturning, UJK pocket hole joinery and the UJK Parf guide system.

– Matt Youngs, Store Manager


In The Headlines (or should we now say hashtag?) This Month …

Whether you were among the many championing for #CleanAir or not, the one thing all woodworkers should care about is air pollution. It was a hot topic last month with Global Action Plan holding a national Clean Air Day and the British Lung Foundation focusing on lung health during their annual Breathe Easy Week. The charity’s aims were to build awareness of what air pollution is and how it affects our health. Cleaner air is something everybody should consider especially those lost in creativity (and dust) within their workstations. No matter what type of workshop you’re in, extraction is paramount. Even the occasional tinkerer needs to consider their safety and making sure you have the right extraction system should be one of your first considerations.

Come to our free demonstration on the 28th (see details above) to learn all you need to know about air filtration.


Did you know…

We have a specialist Business Services team on hand to help you start, maintain and grow your organisation. Their key objective is to build relationships with business customers to gain a greater insight and understanding of their needs; offering bespoke solutions to help you increase your productivity and maximise success. We’ve now introduced a section within the Knowledge, where ideas can be shared and you can learn about all the latest products, services and news relevant to your business – visit our new Business Services section to find out how we can help you climb to new heights. Read our case study to find out how we’ve helped specialist cabinetmaker and joiner George Morgan meet his rising demand for ‘refined vernacular’ pieces.

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Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless

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