Eastwood Bead Roller Kit - with Mandrels

    Eastwood Bead Roller Kit - with Mandrels

    Product Review (submitted on May 25, 2012):

    To someone looking for a value bead roller it's a good one to begin with. Got mine from their Ebay listing $150 shipped. However at this price it does need some improvment to work properly. The frame has a great deal of flex when under load, some heavy angle iron welded to each arm will take care of that. If you plan on using it alone and have short arms some kind of crank wheel needs to be installed instead of the supplied hand crank. The fact that it comes with a bunch of dies makes it a good deal but beware they are rough machined and will leave marks on your parts. If you're doing polished work or using aluminum they will need a heavy buffing and the edges need to be radiused. I ended up shaving .005" off each surface on my lathe and then polished them with emery compound and that did the trick. Finally, the tension bolt is kinda difficult to get consistent profile depths, it's a 1.5 mm thread pitch so each full turn will give approximate 1/16" depth. Good luck guys.