Arbutus Tools & Woodworking Machinery

We representing the best brands and products to get the most out of your woodworking projects

Large Showroom

We're open to everyone on weekdays and have a wide range of machines and tools on display. Whether you're looking for something specific or just browsing, our staff can help answer your questions.

Nanaimo Location

New Name - Same Great Store

While our name might be new, our dedication to delivering the outstanding brands and service you rely on stays the same. Our identity goes beyond being just a Felder importer; we pride ourselves on being the leading woodworking machine and tool store on Vancouver Island.

Moving Forward to Serve You Better

We decided it was high time for a little makeover – not just a new coat of paint but a whole new identity that truly speaks to who we are. The name "Felder Machinery Imports" didn't quite do justice to the vast array of brands we carry, as it highlighted just one of many and didn't fully represent our focus. So, welcome to Arbutus Tools & Woodworking Machinery, a name that not only allows us to expand our range of brands and products but also pays homage to the beautiful island and coastal regions we're dedicated to serving. This change is more than superficial; it's a reflection of our commitment to meeting the diverse woodworking needs and desires of British Columbia's coastal community. Rest assured, we're still the same passionate team you know and love, just sporting a shiny new sign above our door! So, here's to embracing new beginnings without losing the essence of what makes us, well, us – your go-to for everything woodworking, with a local touch and a broad vision.

Our journey began in 1982 with the opening of our original store in Brandon, MB. Expanding our horizons, we established the Nanaimo branch in 2008, marking the beginning of our dedicated service to the Vancouver Island community. Now, in 2024, our rebranding solidifies our connection with a local island identity, further reinforced by the launch of our new website. This milestone reflects our commitment to growth and serving our community with a focus that’s both local and forward-looking.

Yes, we cater to both hobbyists and professionals alike. Our spacious retail showroom is open to everyone on weekdays, showcasing the finest products on the island. Whether you're embarking on a new hobby or advancing your professional projects, our selection is designed to meet all your woodworking needs.

Yes, we pride ourselves on offering quality brands while ensuring we have a full range of products to offer the best long-term value across most budget levels. Whether you're looking for entry-level goods, mid-range improvements, or top-tier professional tools, our selection is designed to match your financial and project needs without compromising on quality.