Item # 32044 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Metal Bead Roller with Dies

Add strength, style and rigidity to your project's sheet metal parts
Add strength, style and rigidity to your project's sheet metal parts
Eastwood Metal Bead Roller with Dies is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 56.
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Add strength, style and rigidity to your project's sheet metal parts

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Eastwood Metal Bead Roller with Dies

Product Overview:


Why Do You Need an Eastwood Bead Roller?

  • 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
  • 1 Year Warranty

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.

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

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.

Includes Offset Dies

Example of 3 different rib sizes created with offset dies

Eastwood Bead Roller Offset Dies

Maximum metal forming power

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

Gear-Driven Design

Large Throat Depth

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

19” throat depth

The biggest advantage of this Eastwood Bead Roller over all of the competition is the amount of accessories available to allow you to expand its capabilities while making your job easier. These accessories include a Drive Motor, Stand, Guide Fence, Table and a wide assortment of Fabrication and Forming Dies.

With the Eastwood 19-inch Manual Bead Roller, you can form panels and parts that meet exact performance specifications. This tool creates straight-line bends in up to 18-gauge steel, 20-gauge stainless steel or 16-gauge aluminum. You’ll be able to create floor pans, firewalls, truck bed floors, wheel tubs and other parts in minutes. A bead roller is also great for adding ribs, flanges and channels that increase overall strength. Use your metal forming tool to fabricate OEM-style replacement parts or great custom designs and artwork.

Our sheet metal bead roller works on pieces up to 38 inches wide. Mount it securely to a bench vise or the Eastwood Bead Roller Stand — you can use one hand to operate the crank and the other to guide the metal. Three sets of forming dies are included with more available for purchase along with accessories such as a guide fence and drive motor. We provide a one-year warranty and lifetime tech support via phone or email. Visit the Eastwood Garage for helpful tips about rolling accuracy, making louvers and m


• Maximum material working thickness: Steel = 18 Gauge, Aluminum = 16 Gauge, Stainless = 20 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

In the Box


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

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

(6) Die Set-Screws

Guides & Accessories


Click here for product instructions

Safety Information

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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32050 Eastwood Bead Roller Offset Dies
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Application Tips

What is a Bead Roller?

A Bead Roller is a machine that makes rigid lines in sheet metal to make surfaces more rugged and durable while also adding style and improving appearance. The lines bead rollers add to sheet metal prevent warping and disfigurement by adding structural integrity to the metal. Bead rollers also can be used in an artistic and creative form by allowing metalworkers to create unique designs and patterns on metal.

Bead rollers are typically available in small hand-crank units or in larger electrically powered machines. Both styles can be used to create channels, flanges, beads and artistic shapes. Additional dies can be used for tipping, rounding or even crowning sheet metal like an English Wheel.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful Tool Very good tool. Does the job for making floor pan repairs.
Date published: 2022-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 19” manual bead roller Very well built! First time I’ve ever used a bead roller and I am very impressed! We have already done multiple panels and are still super happy for the purchase!
Date published: 2021-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eastwoods awsome priced starter bead roller Good starter bead roller. Order the tipping die because that’s the 1 we all want. Some power would be nice so order the motor also. Then build a table. Good starter bead roller
Date published: 2021-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bead roller is easy to learn and use. A great tool to own. Its a great tool for any garage. Inexpensive and a exceptional product for the cost.
Date published: 2021-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome start!! Great!! affordable little starter kit!!!! lot of possibilities to start fabicating!! Thanks!!
Date published: 2021-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality at a great price! Excellent quality, heavy duty works great and you ccan't beat the super fast shipping when bought direct from their site.
Date published: 2021-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong and well made I purchased this to repair the floor pan in the car I an reworking. Works great.
Date published: 2020-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Quality Use the tool to make beads in metal and it worked with out any problems. Bead was uniformed and easy to make. Worked as advertised. Just make sure it is held tightly in vice. Used 5" vice with no issues.
Date published: 2020-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 18'' bead roller Excellent bead roller for the price.Only bead roller I found online that included offset dies, which i needed to build a tailgate for a 65 F-100 .Super fast shipping. have my eye on some dimple dies , will be buying from Eastwood.
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 .
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome piece of equipment for metal fab Super happy with the quality & function of this tool, can’t beat the price.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bead roller This is a great tool, very reasonable priced for the money
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for floorpans etc. Bought it for 10 yrs ago. Glad for that. No doubt i should buy a new if i was needed
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great Have used it to a great satisfaction awsome tool for the money
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bead roller What a great tool,Tried it out and is works amazing.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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. 450pierrot57
Date published: 2013-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great roller for thr price Made tha beads that I needed.
Date published: 2011-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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 .................
Date published: 2011-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2011-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eastwood Metal Bead Roller Solid, well built, except one of the zerc fittings was broken off. Works well
Date published: 2022-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SET SCREWS Tool does what it's supposed to. The only upgrade I would recommand is to use higher quality set scews. they don't feel reliable with the allen keys. I plan to replace them all. The tool performes well beside the comment I made.
Date published: 2021-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from DYI Bead Roller I have had pretty results using this bead roller though it is difficult to get good results without a second person to help. Also I found that mounting it in vice very time I needed to use was a pain. I called Eastwood to see if they sold a stand for this bead roller. They do not but there is a stand for a motorized bead roller you can but. It is part number 20622B and Eastwood customer service can tell how to order this stand. A simple adapter plate with four drilled through holes is all the is needed to mount the 18 inch bead roller head to this stand. I also replaced the depth screw with a longer M10-1.5 x 63L screw with handle from McMaster Carr.
Date published: 2019-01-27
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Questions & Answers

Do you have a stand and table that you can  recommend? Maybe some DIY plans that others have shared? I have the 19” model with a motor.

Asked by: Thunder Road Gsrage
Presently we do not have a stand or plans for the bead roller. Thank you for the suggestion.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-06-12

Hello, is it possible to send goods to the Czech Republic? Thank you Jarda

Asked by: jarda1
Unfortunately we do not currently ship outside the US and Canada. Please check our list of distributors here to see if any are in your area:
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-05-21

Will it do 18 gage??

Asked by: OnlySon
As stated in the "features" section- this item forms steel up to 18 gauge and aluminum up to 16 gauge.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-05-30

Hello. Do you ship your products to Beirut - Lebanon? What is the cost of shipping, already with taxes and fees? Best Regards Fouad

Asked by: Fouad
Below is a link to our distributor list, we do not ship directly to Lebanon.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2018-12-18

My local cheapo tool store has a beadroller that comes with shearing dies (unfortunately they do not sell them sperately) and I was wondering if you offered or have plans to offer shearing dies for this much better quality beadroller?

Asked by: Grignotis
Unfortunately at this time we don't have any shearing dies in the works. However they should be available from other manufactures for this 22mm shaft size. This way you can have the best of both worlds, our bead roller with shearing dies.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2022-06-16

Do you offer a stand for it? Also what size bolts go in the 2 holes on the bottom?

Asked by: Jamie21
We do not have a stand for this item> We recommend using an 8" bench vise or larger such as: You would want to use 12mm sized bolts for this application.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-06-16

Do all your bead roller dies fit this bead roller

Asked by: JakeBack48
Almost all of them do. Any of our Bead roller dies which state they fit a 22mm shaft will fit fine.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-01-03

Good day. Do you ship your products to Mexico? What is the cost of shipping, already with taxes and fees? You could help me with that. I appreciate your time and attention paid to these questions. P.S. Sorry for my English, it's not very good.

Asked by: ALFREDO
While we don't ship directly to Mexico we do have an international distributor located in Mexico. Hopefully they are close enough for you to work with. Their contact information is: QSA Internacional S.A. de C.V. Solola 516 Colonia Valle del Tepeyac Mexico, D.F.,1505 Bulgaria Phone: Fax: Email Distributor
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-11-26

Do you have an approximate cost (ballpark figure) of the motor you will be offering in the summer of 2018 that you mention in the video? Trying to compare price of the 19" hand crank unit with later options to the price of the motorized unit.

Asked by: 31Dodge
The new Bead Roller Drive system will be introduced at 299.99. We expect the first batch to arrive mid July.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-02-23

Any idea the date the bead roller drive motor will be available? Looking forward to hopefully adding one. Thanks

Asked by: Kchotrod
We are hoping to see stock as soon as mid July.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-09-02

I saw in the video that one guy was pushing the metal against a metal fence or guide while he was turning the handle. #1) Does this unit come with that fence? #2) If so, is it included in the price? #3) If not, what is the extra cost? Mike

Asked by: Mike
The Bead roller Fence helps you create perfectly straight lines as you roll your designs. This is not included with this 19 inch bead roller but can be added to your cart here
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2022-06-16

is this the same as the Eastwood blue bead roller, and why only one off/set tipping die, what is the diameter of the shaft for the dies, have the gears been up graded Thanks russ

Asked by: russ
This is our updated version of the older blue bead roller. Now this unit includes a tool-less adjustment for pressure, 1 set of tipping dies, and three sets of bead dies. The diameter of the shaft has stayed the same at 22mm.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-02-27

Can this be operated by one person?

Asked by: Joseph
You can certainly operate this unit with one person. We attached our new 4 spoke crank to make it even easier.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-01-21

I purchased this a number of months back, knowing I would eventually need it. So, I just opened the box and am disappointed that a 1/2" bead is the largest included. Nothing larger seems available.  I need a 1" bead to do a firewall repair. Any options?

Asked by: tgeej
You could search the internet for 1 inch bead roller set that fits a 22mm shaft.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2022-06-16

Will the Mandrels in this set(28187) work on the Elite27 bead roller?

Asked by: PackardMAN1
This bead roller has the same size shafts as the Elite. You can swap the does between the two.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2017-12-12

How easy will it be for a single technician to operate this? I see in many of your videos having a 2 man team operating it while most likely most of us will be a single person.

Asked by: Romell
One man operation is possible. 2 man is a little easier and also better for video to keep the person working out of the camera.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2017-11-27

What size of shaft does this bead roller have? What other mandrels will work with this?

Asked by: beed
This tool has a 22mm or 7/8" shaft. Many other mandrels have this size ID.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2017-11-05

What size vise is needed to hold this?

Asked by: Jay1985
A 6 or 8 inch vise will be perfect.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2020-12-28

Can I add a motor on this 

Asked by: Williams 15w
Yes, see the top review. It is possible, but will require some fabrication
Answered by: Souske
Date published: 2017-12-06

can I roll quarter inch round stock with this

Asked by: molallagary
This unit is not designed for round stock.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-12-06

Made in? question for customs.

Asked by: pat74
This unit is manufactured in China.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2022-06-16

Would this work for making a bead on 2.5 inch aluminum intercooler pipe?

Asked by: R34skyline
Since the outside diameter of the mandrel is 2.3" you should be fine to use this on intercooler pipe.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2019-01-21

Hi Eastwood. I have your economy bead roller and have made some great door skin panels from stainless steel. After rolling beads the panel is left with some warping/oil canning. Is there a way to relieve this stress buildup so the panel will flatten out?

Asked by: Bigwavedave
Run the material around the area where the metal is being rolled thru an english wheel.  You could also mark a grid  in the area to be formed and hammer the intersections on an anvil. This will create a true oil can condition. Then bead roll.
Answered by: Sparkblue57
Date published: 2016-06-01

Hello, what is the largest diameter mandrel. I will be working with automotive piping and need to be able to put a bead on the ends of 2" pipe. 

Asked by: Thomas Brennan
This unit will not be able to put beads on 2 inch pipe. The dies themselves are a little larger than 2 Inches.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-06-29

hello, I want to know the dimention of the package and weight for this item.

Asked by: vince29
This product is 29"L x 11"W x 5"D. The weight is 59 LBS.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-03-30

Hello. I would like to add retaining beads to soft aluminum 2" tubing for use with hose clamps and silicone elbows for my turbocharged engine. Will this tool work for that? Again, it is 2" tubing that needs a bead near the end. Thanks, Mike

Asked by: Gyroboy
The bead roller dies require a minimum of 2 3/16" ID tubing to be used the way you described.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2019-01-21

The video mentions a shear mandrel but the product description does not. Is a shear mandrel included?

Asked by: robt1943
no, i just received my bead roller today and there are no shear mandrels included
Answered by: clarkyctny
Date published: 2017-03-25

Hi There, can you please tell me how much this item weighs, and also the dimensions of the box it comes in Thank you

Asked by: Lazza
Bead roller weights 59lbs. 29" in length, 11" in width, and 5" in depth.
Answered by: Ed O 88
Date published: 2017-01-27

Can other brand mandrels be used on this unit?

Asked by: Angeeee
We have not tested it with any other companies products. It would be your digression to do so.
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2015-01-17

do you sell the mandrels seperatly

Asked by: archie
We carry the ones that come with the unit for replacement or purchase, but do not have any other sized mandrels.
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2016-12-01
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Eastwood Metal Bead Roller with Dies
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