Axminster tool company secures exclusive deal to sell Leigh jigs

PUBLISHED: 11:30 07 February 2015

Axminster Skill Centre students using Leigh jigs

Axminster Skill Centre students using Leigh jigs

Axminster Tool Centre

Axminster Tools and Machinery – one for the town’s biggest employers - has secured a lucrative new deal.

It has negotiated the exclusive rights to sell Leigh products throughout the UK and Ireland.

Alan Styles, sales director of Axminster Tools and Machinery, said: “We are delighted that Leigh have chosen us for this exciting change. Customers will have the chance to see the range of Leigh jigs in action at any one of our stores, demonstrating why Leigh should be the woodworkers’ first choice for wood jointing.”

President of Canadian-based Leigh Industries, Matt Grisley, said: “Making and distributing the world’s best router joinery jigs requires commitment, dedication and direct communication with end users. Axminster Tools and Machinery has been providing this to its customers in the UK for over 40 years and we at Leigh look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with them. To be able to have a personal demonstration of Leigh in every store is the perfect way to see why Leigh is number one worldwide.”

A demonstration of these machines can be arranged at any Axminster store. Staff have been trained to show just how easy it is to create perfect dovetails. There is also the opportunity for customers to have their routers set up for free when they purchase a Leigh jig. For more information about this and to book in advance, customers are asked to contact their nearest store.

Axminster also offers a one-day introductory course to Leigh Jigs in its Skill Centres in Axminster and Sittingbourne. Dates and further details about the course can be found at

For more information about Leigh products, visit, call 03332 406406 or 0800 371822.

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