Eastwood Metal Bead Roller

The Eastwood Bead Roller can produce strengthening ribs in panels used in creating replacement floor pans, firewalls, trunk floors, inner fenders and more.

Eastwood Metal Bead Roller - EW32044

Why Buy This Eastwood Bead Roller Tool?
• Add strength and rigidity to metal panels
• Make replacement floor pans, firewalls, trunk floors and more
• Create channels, flanges and a multitude of profiles
• Fabricate decorative custom designs

Eastwood Bead Roller Features
• Handles up to a 38" wide work piece
• 4 mandrels included
• Mounts securely in your bench vise
• Forms steel up to 18 gauge and aluminum up to 16 gauge
• Industry standard 22mm shafts

Add strength and rigidity to your project's sheet metal parts

The Eastwood Bead Roller is excellent for producing strengthening ribs in panels used in creating replacement floor pans, firewalls, trunk floors, inner fenders, etc. and also for creating decorative custom designs in door panels, dashes and much more with the range of included beaded Rollers.

Eastwood Metal Bead Roller

Includes Offset Dies

Also create channels, flanges and a multitude of profiles with the included offset dies. This one set of offset dies can perform the same work as many flange die sets.

Eastwood Metal Bead Roller

Maximum metal forming power

The gear-driven design delivers maximum forming power while requiring minimal handle force for the greatest accuracy

Eastwood Metal Bead Roller

Large Throat Depth

A generous 19” throat depth provides the ability to work the center of a 38” panel.

Eastwood Metal Bead Roller

(1) 19” Throat Bead Roller Frame (A)
(1) Crank Handle (B)
(1) Roller Tensioning Lever (C)
(1) Set of Offset/Tipping Dies, pre-installed (D)

(3) Complete Sets of Roller Dies:
- 1/4” Bead Forming Dies (E)
- 3/8” Bead Forming Dies (F)
- 1/2” Bead Forming Dies (G)

(6) Die Set-Screws (H)

Eastwood Metal Bead Roller


CLEAN - Thoroughly strip and clean your metal part before coating. We recommend Eastwood Pre Painting Prep.

COAT - Apply using Eastwood DIY HotCoat Gun 11671A or the Eastwood Dual Voltage HotCoat Gun 11678.

CURE - Cure the part in an electric oven for recommended time. NEVER use an oven that is used for food.


• Maximum material working thickness: Steel = 18 Gauge, Aluminum = 16 Gauge
• Maximum panel width (working from center) = 38"
• Throat Depth: 19 Inches
• Dimensions: 31" Width x 11" High x 5" Depth
• Weight: 50 lbs.
• Constructed of 1/2" Solid Steel Plate


This tool has rotating rollers and gears with amplified leverage which can quickly cause severe injury!

Keep fingers and hands away from moving parts when operating.

Wear proper work glove and protective clothing and eye wear.


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The information contained herein is based on data considered accurate and reliable to the best of our knowledge and belief as of the date compiled. However no warranty is expressed or implied regarding the accuracy of these data or the results to be obtained from the use hereof.

Fabricate Floor Pans, Firewalls, Wheel Openings, Patches & More! 19" Bead Roller Kit

  • Eastwood Bead Roller
    Purchased bead roller and tweaked it by watching u-tube videos also made a nice stand with a 22" Disc for the base a 4 " pipe for the post and fabricated a bracket to mount the bead roller it is very sturdy gave it a coat paint . turned out solid .
  • Awesome piece of equipment for metal fab
    Super happy with the quality & function of this tool, can’t beat the price.
  • Bead roller
    This is a great tool, very reasonable priced for the money
  • Great for floorpans etc
    Bought it for 10 yrs ago. Glad for that. No doubt i should buy a new if i was needed
  • Rolling Bead
    I love this thing. Excellent tool. I run 18g. sheet metal through this. Very resilient. I have taken to collecting die sets, from companies that make Eastwood compatible sets.
  • 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.
  • Good unit so far
    Received this the other day. it seems sturdy enough. Not sure whose idea those annoying 10mm square head bolts were though. Welded a VW clutch cable wingnut to the height adjuster bolt to make it easier to adjust. Like a user below I also felt the crank was too impractical. I had a beatup early 60's VW Bus steering wheel I modified and that works great. Now looking for an old sweing machine with treadle pedal to power this thing. With some tinkering it will be an excellent unit.
  • 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.
  • works great
    Have used it to a great satisfaction awsome tool for the money
  • Works wicked sweet
    Hooked a sewing machine motor to it, and modified the foot switch to fwd-rev. Then made a large wheel for the roller tension and Zip bang boom she rocks hands free.
  • 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.
  • Very Pleased
    Product reasonably priced and questions about shipping were addressed. Bead roller was shipped and arrived promptly. Direct shipping using FedEx and prepayment of duties avoided use of a broker and their high fees.
  • Bead roller
    What a great tool,Tried it out and is works amazing
  • Great tool for the pirce
    I haven't used it all that much, but from what I've done, it works really well. I plan on building a mounting bracket for it to attach to my bench, it's a little awkward in my vice. NIce tool!
  • 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.
  • Great roller for thr price
    Made tha beads that I needed.
  • Outstanding
    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......Thanks to all the staff at Eastwoods
  • 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. Awesome if you dont understand Australian.

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