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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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Nov 25, 2014

Telstra Technical Difficulties affecting Carbatec - resolved

Thank you for your patience during the Telstra technical difficulties which was affecting Carbatec's phone lines. This problem has now been resolved.

Nov 24, 2014

Telstra Technical Difficulties affecting Carbatec Phone Services

Carbatec would like to advise that we are currently experiencing phone outages and delays due to an unexpected Telstra problem. We are working with Telstra to restore the service as soon as possible and ask for your patience at this time. During this time, if you are having trouble contacting us via phone, please email any enquiries you do have to For updates on this matter, please stay tuned via our website or via Carbatec's on Facebook or Twitter.

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.

Oct 16, 2014

October Demonstration Schedule Out Now

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The Carbatec October Demonstration Schedule is out now.

We have a fantastic range of demonstrations in-store including Surfboard Shaping, Whittling & Carving, Making Rosettes for Guitars, Maori Carving, Hand Cutting Dovetails and Product Demonstrations. For full details including times, locations and information about the demonstrators, visit our events page.

Oct 1, 2014

October Price Shavings - Now On

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Click here to view the October Price Shaving specials featuring a great range of products including Powermatic Woodworking Machines, Jet Bandsaws, Japanese Pull Saw and loads of Workshop and machines accessories. On sale from 1st-31st October 2014 at participating Carba-Tec stores, online and via phone orders. To view and download a copy of the October Brochure, click here.

Sep 18, 2014

September Demonstration Schedule - out now

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The September Carba-Tec® Instore Demonstration Schedule is out now. We have a mix of technique and product demonstrations including Mitre Box Joint Making and Sharpening.
Click here to view details, times and locations.

So mark them in your calender and come down to Carba-Tec® to learn some new techniques from our experienced demonstrators.

Aug 22, 2014

Father's Day Offer at Carba-Tec

Treat yourself this Father's Day with 10% off products in store, online or by phone order. Offer available from Monday, 1st September to Saturday, 6th September 2014. The following conditions apply: Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion such as our Monthly Price Shaving Specials. Discount does not apply to the purchase of Gift Cards. Does not apply to Festool, power tools or power tool accessories. Does not apply to freight. Offer available at participating Carba-Tec® Stores, Online or Phone Orders.

Aug 18, 2014

August Instore Demonstration Schedule Out Now

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The August Carba-Tec® Instore Demonstration Schedule is out now. We have some great technique and product demonstrations including Surfboard Shaping, Guitar Making, Woodcarving and product demonstrations.
Click here to view details, times and locations.

So mark them in your calender and come down to Carba-Tec® to learn some new techniques from our experienced demonstrators.

Jul 9, 2014

July Price Shavings Specials - Out Now

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Click here to view the 60+ products on special this July at participating Carba-Tec stores and online until 31st July 2014 (or while stocks last).

Jul 7, 2014

Carba-Tec's 384 Page Product Guide is coming - October 2014.

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The much anticipated Carba-Tec Product Guide, which is being launched at the Melbourne Timber and Working with Wood Show, will be available at the show, online and via phone orders from Friday 24th October or In-store at Carba-Tec from Monday 27th October.

The 384 page Product Guide was developed following research and feedback from Carba-Tec customers and is 2.5 times the size of previous versions. The large Product Guide features over 5000 products and 20+ articles by all types of woodworkers who provide topical personal stories, advice and information to help readers develop their own skills and knowledge.

This Product Guide will be FREE with product orders over $100*, $5.00 in-store or $5.00+pp for posted orders. *Conditions apply. Contact us for details.

Complete your tool kit and get your copy:

  • From Friday 24th October:
    • At the Carba-Tec Stand (F8) at the Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood Show
    • Order Online
    • Order via Phone by calling 1800 658 111
  • From Monday 27th October

Jun 10, 2014

Robert Sorby Demo Tour 2014

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Fresh from demonstrating at the AAW Woodturning Symposium in Phoenix, Carba-Tec are pleased to have Chris Pouncy of Robert Sorby back on tour in Australia and New Zealand. Chris will be demonstrating a selection of Robert Sorby woodturning tools with an emphasis on some of their famous texturing, spiralling and other embellishing products.

The Robert Sorby tour will unfold across the whole of Australia and in particular will feature at the Sydney Working With Wood Show opening on the 27th of June. Besides woodturning, each demonstration will be catered and includes a Q&A session, check the schedule to see when and where your nearest demonstration will be happening. If you intend to come along please remember to RSVP so we cater accordingly.

PLUS - Carba-Tec will be offering 5% OFF Robert Sorby tools sold during the events and one lucky guest per session will win a Robert Sorby Tool lucky door prize!

Don't miss this special opportunity to learn some great wood turning techniques and see what’s new from Robert Sorby.

Fri 27th - Sun 29th June
Sydney Wood Show
Sydney Olympic Park

Tues 1st July
1pm - 4pm & 6pm - 9pm

Carba-Tec Melbourne

Wed 2nd July
5pm - 8pm
Carba-Tec Tasmania
Thurs 3rd July
6pm - 9pm
Carba-Tec Adelaide
Fri 4th July
10am - 1pm
Carba-Tec Adelaide
Sat 5th July
9am - 12noon and 1pm - 4pm
Carba-Tec Brisbane
Wed 9th July
1pm - 4pm and 6pm - 9pm
Carba-Tec Perth

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