Eastwood Bead Roller Kit with Mandrells
Eastwood’s Bead Roller Kit makes is easy to
add strength and rigidity to your project’s sheet metal
It is the perfect tool for adding firmness and strength to your project’s metal floor panels and firewalls.
You can create beads and flanges for strength, style or both.
It will handle up to a 34” wide work piece.
Form aluminium and steel up to 18 gauge.
6 x Mandrels included.
Mounts securely in your bench vice, for use.
Our bead roller tool with mandrels is perfect for beginning metal fabrication workers on a budget. Just mount this bead roller tool in your vise, attach the crank handle and you're all set to raise ridges and flanges in floor panels, firewalls, doors and more. 17"-deep throat lets you work with workpieces up to 34" wide. This bead roller tool is constructed of solid 1/2"-thick steel plate, and comes with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty.
Bead roller tool includes: 1/16", 1/8", 1/4" flanging mandrels; 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" bead mandrels; 1/2" backing plate with 17"-deep throat; hand crank; and shaft bushings that can be lubricated.
Part Number – EW-28187
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Great basic tool.
Right after receiving my unit I realized I made a mistake. As a one man shop there was no way I could keep things straight and turn the handle at the same time. Also there were simple other add on's that I saw others do on U-tube to make this more workable. I found that Mittler Bros. has a motorized add on kit (Part 200-302) and I took the chance to see if it was compatible. So I purchased it and added it to my Eastwood Bead Roller with very little adaptation. You'll need to purchase a LoveJoy Coupling Hub 1/2 to 1-in with spider and a 3/4-in steel or aluminum plate. Pictures attached. The tension block won't move freely without a spring and without removing the paint under it so it will slide. I still haven't addressed the flexing of the fixture yet
Modified Bead Roller
The hand crank works fine if there are two people. Unfortunately that isn't always the case here so I added a motor to mine. Of course this voids any warranty but it is so well built that I doubt warranty service would ever be required anyway. I slightly modified it by adding two strips of 3/16" thick 2" X 2" Angle steel, horizontally, top & bottom rear and another bottom front. Stand is 1/8" wall 1" X 1" square tube. Tray and chain guard is 18awg steel. The crank was replaced with a 1/2" variable speed, reversible drill motor. I chose this model because of the removable handles which provided three solid threaded holes for mounting. The handle was cut off and the switch reused for the foot pedal control. Obviously the switch wires were extended. The foot pedal is made from 1/4" steel plate on the base with a gate hinge welded to it which in turn presses on the trigger from the drill motor. The cover is simply more 18awg steel formed to fit. The yellow tab on top of the foot pedal is the forward / reverse control. The chain drive consists of a 10 tooth sprocket welded to a 1/2" bolt shank then inserted in the drill chuck. The top sprocket is a 60 tooth driven by a #60 chain. The RPM is variable 0-50 RPM forward or reverse. It works fine with 16awg mild steel. I haven't tested it with thicker material
I set it up in a standard large vise,not the optimum setup but adequate.I wil be solid mountig it to a wall bracket soon.I have just finished a plate for welding up the side of a ride on mower.to start of with I put a gentle pressure on the english wheel to arc the panel then I used the bead roller to put a top edge to match the profile on the mower deck and then against the curve I beaded a rolled edge at the bottom and using the shrinker stretcher on the top and bottom sized them in.Job done better than previous standard.
Just as advertized
Shipped on time, packeged well. After unpacking and setting up in vice I ran a piece of 16 gauge steel through it, the frame of the roller was twisting a little while rolling the 16, but it did it, just as advertised. I ran some beads on a sheet of 20 gauge steel, and tried a few diffrent die combinations, it worked great! For the money, you cannot beat this bead roller, works just fine for the home metal enthusiast. I plan on welding some supports and mounting to this roller and I'm sure it will handle the 16 gauge just fine after the modifications. The set up is not friendly and timely, but for the price verses the high end rollers out there, I have the time. Also, it really helps to have a second person to help crank the roller, its almost impossible to do this alone.
Simple to use.easy to work with.How did I live without it.
This is one of the most versatile tools in my kit as it does what it says ,as you can combine the dies and proce more comles panels.I just finished putting a 1/2 inch rolled edge on a part circlular piece of metal and then I was able to put an edge on the bottomcurving outward and upwards against the flow.
very good product and well built
Hello to all!!very good product and well built for the 30 g metal a 20 gauge even more if there are 40 year as workers of the steel like me. For those who have a lot of experience, better is worth to purchased this tools and make the request of person more experience to appreciate the art of working metals with a budget well invested.