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Carbatec® is Australia's largest retailer of tools and machinery for woodworking. Whether it's cabinetmaking, woodturning, pyrography, clamping, gluing and finishing, carving or framing that you're involved in, we provide a huge range of premier quality tools and friendly, helpful advice that will help ensure that your next woodworking project is not only successful, but more enjoyable as well.

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News & Events

May 20, 2015

Get into Carbatec this weekend for our in-store demonstations...

This Saturday 23rd May, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide stores have in-store demonstrations. Visit our events page for full details of these and future demonstrations.

May 19, 2015

Complete our Survey 'Carbatec at the Wood Shows' | WIN $50 Voucher + 2 x Show Tickets

Complete our quick 2 minute Survey and let us know what you would like to see at the Carbatec Stand of this year's Wood Shows.
All entries go into the draw to win 1 of 4 prizes of $50 Carbatec Voucher + 2 tickets to their local show.

< Click here to complete Survey >


  • Congratulations to Bob Longland (Qld), Jeffery Baker (NSW), Andrew Hodge (WA) & Ron Kerry (VIC) who have all won 2 tickets to their local show plus a $50 Carbatec Gift Voucher. A member of our Team will be in contact to get you your prizes. Thanks to all for entering

May 18, 2015

Winners in the Carbatec Subscribe to Win Competition at the Brisbane Timber & Working with Wood Show

Thank you to all that entered in the Carbatec Subscribe to Win Competition at the Brisbane Timber & Working with Wood Show.

Our three lucky winners who will each receive a $100 Gift Card are:

  • Kelly Downing
  • Samantha Jurgs
  • Wayne Dewar

Congratulations! A member of the Carbatec Marketing team will be in contact to arrange your prize.

May 13, 2015

Meet Dusty Deputy LIVE at the Brisbane Timber & Working with Wood Show!

Meet Dust Deputy plus enter our Photo Competition to win a Carbatec Gift Card.

The infamous Carbatec 'Dust Deputy' will this year be Live at the Brisbane Timber & Working with Wood show spreading the message about dust control and safety in the workshop. Make sure you meet up with Dusty, get your photo taken with him and enter our Instagram Photo Competition to win a $50 Gift Card.

Competition Details:

  • Get your photo taken with the Carbatec Dust Deputy
  • Follow @carbatec and @thedustdeputy
  • Upload the photo to your Instagram Account and include the following tags #carbatec #nodustinmyshop @carbatec @thedustdeputy
  • The photo deemed the most creative, fun and quirky by Carbatec Management will win a $50 Carbatec Gift Card
  • Winner will be announced 12noon 20th May 2015 via the Carbatec news page. The winner will be notified via Instagram also.

Click here for full terms and conditions

May 1, 2015

Price Increase Effective 1st May

New pricing came into affect from 1st May 2015 throughout Carbatec (in-store and online)

Carbatec offers you the highest quality and largest range of woodworking products from around the world. With the continual decline of the Australian Dollar, the price of sourcing and supplying these products has increased significantly. We always aim to provide the best value for money and have worked hard to absorb these changes since October last year, however we have had to review some of our prices which have been adjusted on 1st May 2015. Please note: that due to the Price Increase, some of the prices in the 2014/15 Product Guide will vary, therefore please refer to our website for updated prices


Apr 30, 2015

Malany Wood Expo - this weekend

The Maleny Wood Expo - in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland (Qld) is on this weekend.

Carbatec will be at the show with a range of product and skills demonstrations plus a small retail store including:

  • Woodcarving with Gary Field.
  • ‘Hands-On’ Handtools Display and demonstration with Frank Bizley.
  • Fine Furniture Making with Curt Swenson.
  • Tormek Sharpening Demonstration
  • Kids Space Workshop
Visit our events page for full details and times


Apr 20, 2015

Anzac Day Trading Hours

All Carbatec Stores will be closed on Saturday 25th April 2015 to commemorate Anzac Day. Please view store hours for details including adjusted trading ours on Monday 27th in some states.

Apr 13, 2015

Carbatec gearing up for this year's industry shows!

Untitled Document Carbatec are gearing up for this year's industry show's and expos.
Visit our events page for more details about what you can see at the Carbatec Stand

Confirmed events so far:

Maleny Wood Expo

  • 2nd - 3rd May
  • Maleny Showgrounds - Sunshine Coast Hinterland Qld
  • Carbatec Stand includes
    • Woodcarving with Gary Field. Gary will be demonstrating handcarving using a range of handtools including chisels, spokeshaves, rasps and scrapers.
    • Fine furniture making watch and learn demonstration with Curt Swenson.
    • Hands-on 'Handtools' demo and display with Frank Bizley. Try out and learn how to use, set-up and sharpen Handtools with a focus on Veritas.
    • Tormek Sharpening System Demonstration. See the Tormek Sharpening System in action and discover it's many uses.
    • Kids Space Workshop with Carol Russell. Carol will step kids through a simple woodworking projects that they can take home.
    • Mini Retail Store with a range of handtools, adhesives, sharpening, workshop accessories and more, to purchase
    • Free 384 Page Carbatec Product Guide
  • Stay tuned for more details as they are released
  • For event information:

Brisbane Timber & Working with Wood Show

Sydney Timber & Working with Wood Show

Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood Show

Carbatec are also pleased to be sponsoring:

Wood N Music Festival, Gympie

  • 29th-31th May
  • Aust. Institute of Country Music Building, Gympie, Qld.
  • For more information about this event visit:


Apr 7, 2015

Australian Dollar decline impacts on prices - Beat the Price Rise with April Specials

Carbatec offers you the highest quality and largest range of woodworking products from around the world.

With the continual decline of the Australian Dollar, the price of sourcing and supplying these products has increased significantly. We always aim to provide the best value for money and have worked hard to absorb these changes since October last year, however we have had to review some of our prices.

New pricing will take effect from 1st May 2015 throughout Carbatec (in-store and online) so get in during April to purchase your favourite products before the price increase.

Check out our April Specials Catalogue which features some great pack offers, product specials and clearance items, or click here to view the Specials Online. If you would like to receive a copy direct to your home or email inbox each month - subscribe here.

Apr 7, 2015

Carbatec 'Guess the Easter Eggs' Winner

Congratulations to Sally Ryan from Adelaide for correctly guessing the number of eggs in the Dust Deputy in the Carbatec 'Guess the Eggs' Social Media competition. Sally will win a $100 Carbatec Gift Voucher and all 133 Easter Eggs.

If you would like to stay in touch with future competitions and promotions from Carbatec, sign up to our eNewsletter or follow us via social media.


Mar 12, 2015

March In-store Demos: Skateboard Making | Penturning | Woodsculpture & Carving | Scroll Saw Basics & More

The March in-store demonstration schedule is now out with 14 different demonstrations to see across our stores. For a full list of demonstrations, times, dates and locations, please see our events page. For follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Mar 5, 2015

Carbatec's 'Women in Woodworking' Free Event


'Make it Happen' - is the theme of this years International Women's Day.

Carbatec are proud to be involved with International Women's Day by supporting, acknowledging and inspiring women in woodworking through a free in-store event.

DATE: Saturday, March 7th 2015 at 9am
STORES: Brisbane & Melbourne Stores



  • Lorraine le Plastrier:
    Woodcarver demonstrating intricate Woodcarving
  • Phoebe Everill:
    3rd Generation Woodworker, Fine Furniture Maker & Teacher (
    Demonstrating Handtools, Joinery & Sawing

Be inspired to give woodworking ago.

Click here to read the DEMONSTRATOR PROFILES via Facebook

Feb 19, 2015

Winner of the Carbatec Water and Wood Instagram Competition

Congratulations to 'drbrasco5' who is the winner for the Carbatec #WaterandWoodHobart Instagram competition.
A Carbatec representative will be in contact with you to award your prize.

Click here to view the winning entry, or view all photos by visiting the Facebook Album

Thank you to all those that entered and voted.

Feb 11, 2015

Free Woodworking Demos this Saturday: Pen Turning | Woodturning | Marquetry | Carving | Guitar Making

This weekend at Carbatec we have a range of In-store Woodworking Demonstrations which are free to attend and a great opportunity to learn new skills and speak to experienced craftspeople in a relaxed environment.

Click here for times and stores of the following demonstrations:

  • Marquetry
  • Pen Turning
  • Wood sculpture & carving
  • Woodturning
  • Guitar making

Feb 9, 2015

Technical difficulties - now resolved

Dear Carbatec customers: Thank you for your patience this morning, we have now resolved the technical difficulty that temporarily affected web, phone and in-store orders this morning.

Jan 26, 2015

See Carbatec at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival - Hobart (Feb 6-9th)

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Carbatec this year is excited to be at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart from 6th - 9th February 2015. If you are coming down to the festival see us at Stand 35, 36 & 37 where we will have:

  • Veritas handplane & tool demonstration
  • Eric Sandberg (Boat Builder) demonstrating hand tools
  • Festool Display
  • Tormek Sharpening Demonstration
  • Free Product Guide Promo Bag
  • Win a $250 Gift Voucher in our Instagram Photo competition.
    Click here for details, terms and conditions
  • Range of Products available for sale including
    • Veritas Handtools
    • Bessey Clamps
    • Pfeil Chisels
    • Japanese Sharpening & Handtools
    • Tormek
    • DMT Sharpening
    • Titebond Glues & Adhesives
    • and more

For more information about the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, visit
To keep up-to-date with Carbatec at the show, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


Jan 26, 2015

31st Jan In-store Demonstration Schedule - out now

This Saturday (31st Jan) in-store at Carbatec, we have a range of free demonstrations starting from 9am including:

  • Edge Jointing Veneers & Boards using Handtools
  • Sea Shell inspired Bowl & Box Carving
  • Rockler Sign Making
  • Tormek Sharpening Demonstrations
  • Guitar Making Techniques

For details of what demonstrations are on in your store, times and full details, visit our events page.

Jan 19, 2015

Customer Call Centre experiencing high call volumes

Carbatec would like to advise customers that our National Customer Call Centre, which handles your phone orders, online shopping support and general enquiries is currently experiencing higher than normal call volumes today. If you are having difficulties contacting us by phone and would prefer for us to contact you, please forward an email with the nature of your enquiry to Thank you for your patience.

Jan 15, 2015

Carbatec free in-store demo now held 2 Saturdays per month! Schedule out now.

Starting on the 17th January, Carbatec's free in-store demonstrations are now being held twice per month on a Saturday! We have a great line-up of demonstrators with various expertise to help you learn more about woodworking or to develop new skills. Click here to see the 2015 Demonstrations Schedule and a full details about this Saturdays demonstrations at your local store.

Jan 1, 2015

January Price Shaving Specials - starts 1st Jan

Carbatec’s January Monthly Specials start on the 1st January with some great offers in participating stores, online & via phone orders. Click here to download a copy of the brochure which features over 150 products across 32 pages.

*Terms & Conditions:  Only available at following participating stores: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide, online and via phone orders.  While stocks last. Sorry no back orders.

Dec 24, 2014


Clearances, Specials & 10% off Storewide!

Carbatec’s Boxing Day Madness Sales starts on the 26th December (Sydney 27th Dec) with massive discounts on in-store clearance items at participating stores plus additional specials on a range of brands including:

  • Up to 30% off selected Festool products*
  • Up to 50% off selected Bosch products*
  • 10% off full priced products storewide*#
  • Runout Special on Tormek T-3 Sharpening System*
  • All Metalworking Machinery Set to Clear*
  • Massive discounts on selected Protool Products*
  • Big Savings on selected FEIN products*
  • Discounts on selected CMT Router Bits*

*Boxing Day Madness Terms & Conditions: Only available at following participating stores: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide, online and via phone orders. While stocks last - sorry no back orders. Clearance items may not be available in all stores or online. #10% discount is only available on full priced products (excludes items already discounted, purchase of Gift Card Vouchers and freight).

Dec 23, 2014

Merry Christmas from everyone at Carbatec!

From all of the team at Carbatec would like to wish you and your family a very Merry and safe Christmas and New Year.

Our stores will be open during the holiday period - click here to view our holiday and extended store ours.

Dec 4, 2014

Carbatec adds timber to its range of products...

Gareth Lazarides of Lazarides Timbers has retired and unfortunately this premier retailer of quality Australian and imported timbers has ceased to operate - we wish Gareth well on his long holiday.

However, as one door closes another opens, so Carbatec is pleased to announce that we have taken delivery of a large selection of quality timbers from Lazarides that we will soon be offering as part of the Carbatec range. These timbers are currently being sorted in preparation for retail sales - watch this space for more details coming soon. Subscribe to the Carbatec eNewsletter for updates.

Dec 2, 2014

Orders for Christmas Delivery

Christmas is now just over 3 weeks away.
For Christmas orders made via our online store or via phone, the cut-off time for placing your order is the 15th December 2014 at 7pm (Qld time). We will then aim for your order to be delivered to you in-time for Christmas. Should you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 1800 658 111.

Dec 1, 2014

December/Christmas Specials out now!

Carbatec's December/Christmas Specials Brochure is out now!

This month we have 32 pages of great specials including handtools, chisels and Japanese saws, to machinery including tablesaws, bandsaws and lathes and workshop accessories including dust extraction, safety equipment and marking tools. Plus receive a free product guide with any order placed from 1st-24th December.

We also have our 12 Days of Christmas Super Specials - from 1st-12st December one Super Special will be released each day via social and digital media - so be sure to Like us and Follow us daily on Facebook or Twitter to find out the special or signup to our eNewsletters to receive it direct to you email inbox.


Nov 23, 2014

Carbatec Christmas Trading Hours 2014

Carbatec's Christmas Extended Trading Hours have now been released.

Visit our STORES page to see the extended shopping hours of your local store including extended Saturday Shopping Hours through to January 31st 2015.

Nov 13, 2014

Free Product Guides In-store to celebrate the G20

This Friday 14th November to celebrate the G20, all world leaders, Russian sailors and Carbatec customers who visit our Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney or Melbourne Stores can pick up a copy of the 2014 Product Guide for FREE (normally $5). Simply visit the store and ask for your copy. *Free Guides only available at the following participating stores: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide stores. Offer not valid for web or phone orders. Limit 1 per person. No backorders.

Nov 11, 2014

Brisbane Retail Store - Open G20 Public Holiday

Carbatec Brisbane will be open from 8.30am-4pm on the G20 Qld Public Holiday (Friday 14th November).
We also have two demonstrations taking place on the day from 9am-1pm. Visit our events page for details.

Please note also note that our National Customer Service Centre which is based in Brisbane will operate from 7am-7pm as normal.

Oct 27, 2014

Winner of the Melbourne Show $200 Carbatec Gift Voucher

Untitled Document A big congratulations to Charlie Vella of Melbourne who was the Winner of the Carbatec $200 Gift Card Draw from the Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood Show. Entries were open to visitors to the Carbatec Stand at the Melbourne Show which ran from Friday 24th Oct - 26th Oct 2014.

Oct 23, 2014

Carbatec launches a New Logo and Brand Identity

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Carbatec are excited to announce the new look Carbatec Logo & Brand Identity which is being launch alongside our greatly anticipated October 2014 Product Guide!

Carbatec is proud of its heritage as a leading retailer of woodworking tools and machinery. We believe one of the most rewards experiences in life is creating something with your own hands, especially with something as beautiful and unique as timber. As a company, we exist to provide people with the tools, knowledge and resources to do just that - in an authentic, engaging and innovative way.

We want to inspire people in the community learn new skills, foster partnerships, share their passion and get the most out of their woodworking. We are starting the journey towards providing this and become The Home of Woodworking - where our customers needs and experience are paramount. Our new logo, brand look and feel signifies the beginning of this journey.

Over the coming months you will see our new logo and brand identity rolled out through communications you have with Carbatec - starting with the launch of our much anticipated October 2014 Product Guide. We hope you like our new logo and branding and the new Carbatec vision it signifies.

Oct 21, 2014

Carba-Tec at the Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood Show

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Carba-Tec are excited to again be at the Melbourne Timber and Working with Wood Show (Fri 24th Oct – Sun 26th Oct) with a massive 90sqm stand.

Our Show Demonstrations and Offers include:

  • Boat Building Demonstration featuring Eric Sandberg. Includes spar making & steaming ribs.
  • Woodturning Demonstration featuring Miriam Carpenter (George Nakashima Studio Designer)
  • Box Making Demonstration using Kreg and Rockler products.
  • Tormek Sharpening Demonstrations including special offers on Tormek Woodturning Tool Sharpening Sets.
  • Veritas Hand Tool Demonstrations with expert tips and advice
  • Triton Products On Sale. Take advantage of selected Triton products on sale at the show.
  • Carba-Tec Product Guide launch. Be one of the first to get your copy at the Show.
  • Show Only Specials on various product ranges from the Carba-Tec Stand.

Also - visit our Stand (F8) to find out how you could Win a $200 Carba-Tec Gift Card exclusively for show visitors

For more information about the show including times, location and to purchase your tickets click here.

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