Item # 21111 BRAND: Eastwood

Bead Roller Drive System

Give your manual bead roller the option of power.
Give your manual bead roller the option of power.
Bead Roller Drive System is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 50.
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Give your manual bead roller the option of power.

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Bead Roller Drive System

Product Overview:


A must-have setup to enable your bead roller to become an easy one-man operation without hand cranking. Perfect for custom sheet metal work, with electric power and foot pedal control.

Eastwood Bead Roller Drive System Features:

  • Powerful 1/6hp 120v reversible electric motor makes solo work easy
  • Foot Pedal and speed controller make it easy to keep a consistent speed while forming in a straight line or around bends
  • Infinitely variable speed control
  • Mates up to All Three Eastwood manual bead rollers and numerous other brands
  • 1 Year Warranty

One Man Operation

With the Eastwood Bead Roller Power Drive System, it no longer takes two people to fabricate a metal panel. The Drive System features a 3 Position Toggle Switch with an infinitely variable Speed Controller and Foot Switch. These features provide convenient one-person operate.

Eastwood Power Bead Roller Drive System
Eastwood Power Bead Roller Drive System

Powerful Drive System

The Eastwood Bead Roller Drive System features a powerful 1.65-amp motor with an integral 75:1 gear reduction that enables you to easily forms ½” beads in 18-gauge steel. Unlike other motors on the market, the Eastwood Drive System has a durable industrial style motor, which gives you more power then you need.

Fits All Current Eastwood Bead Rollers

Eastwood designed this power drive system to fit all Eastwood Bead Rollers and others with a plate steel frame and 50mm bearing block bolt pattern. Installation takes less than 30 minutes.

Eastwood Power Bead Roller Drive System
Eastwood Power Bead Roller Drive System

Universal Design To Fit Other Bead Rollers

The drive motor fits any hand crank bead roller with a standard shaft size, which is 25mm at the crank handle. The shaft is usually smaller where the dies attach (often 22mm).

The 1/6-horsepower electric motor and three-position toggle switch replaces the hand crank. Use the infinite Speed Control dial to set the exact rate for your forming project. It comes with a footswitch to operate the drive system, leaving both hands free to control sheets and parts.

The Eastwood Universal Bead Roller Drive turns what once were two-man projects into a solo operation. It can form bends and channels in up to 18-gauge steel just like if you were using the original hand crank while running off ordinary household current. Installation takes less than 30 minutes. If you want to switch back to manual operation, that’s easy,


1 Year Warranty


Motor 1/6 HP 1.65 Amp
Gear Reduction 75:1
Toggle Switch 3 Position
Infinite Speed Adjustment 0 – 20 RPM (11.8FPM)
Speed Control Knob Infinitely Variable
Foot Switch On/Off
Length 20.5"
Width 8.08"
Height 9.06"
Weight 18.5 lbs.
Mounting Specifications

Eastwood Power Bead Roller Drive System

In the Box


  • (1) 1/6 HP Electric Motor
  • (1) Speed Controller
  • (1) Foot Switch
  • (1) Mounting Bracket
  • Mounting Hardware

Bead Roller is not included

Guides & Accessories


Safety Information

Wear work gloves and protective clothing. Sheet metal will often have sharp edges which can cause cuts to hands arms and face. Keep fingers and hands away from moving parts when operating.

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Eastwood Elite Bead Roller Drive System 1/6Hp 120V Infinitely Variable Speed Control Toggle Switch Durable Motor

Application Tips

Perfect For Custom Sheet Metal Work, With Electric Power And Foot Pedal Control


Rated 5 out of 5 by from money well spent in my opinion This was shipped fast as everything I have have purchased from Eastwood has been. The item was packaged extremely well in custom fitted foam and strapped several times in addition to the tape. As a result everything was there right where it was supposed to be. Seems to be made well. Went together quickly following the instructions. I has a good quality motor coupler keyed to the motor, although it would be better if it was keyed on both sides rather than just one but unfortunately the roller shaft is not keyed. Its seems powerful enough to drive what the roller is rated for maybe a bit more. Overall I'm very pleased with the design and out of box quality on this. I would recommend it to a close friend. Of course I have not worked it hard yet so I can't comment on durability. You can't really go wrong for the price plus it was on sale and free shipping. Whoop, whoop. Can easily be adapted to a Woodward Fab roller with a few mods.
Date published: 2022-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied user, Should have done this right away Works very well. Installation did require some very minor mods, like opening up a couple holes, but when very well, Would recommend.
Date published: 2021-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bead roller drive Excellent product and performs better than I expected. The mounting bolts were smaller than the ones on my bead roller but a trip to Lowes fixed that. I also had to make 2 bushings to fit the larger bolts that I purchased.
Date published: 2021-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You need this upgrade! Quick and easy to install. Intuitive and easy to use. A mandatory upgrade for any manual hand crank bead roller. They’ve engineered a clean and compact solution for a fair price that saved me from the time, effort and energy of designing my own solution. Have successfully used it for parts up to 18ga so far
Date published: 2021-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy it! Should have bought this when i bought the bead roller. Much more control and accuracy than the handle. If you're going to get a bead roller get this as well. Trust me
Date published: 2021-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cant believe i waited so long to order Wish i had done this uears ago. Makes using the bead roller a 1 man job
Date published: 2021-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have if you own a bead roller. Easy to install, smooth running, and the variable speed is really nice.
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded my expectations! Very happy with it. I've had it 3 months now, hooked right up to my old harbor freight bead roller. Works EXCELLENT! Plenty of power, adjustable speed, reversible. Rolling half inch needs in 18 gauge, no problem.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New to bead rolling After installing the drive motor AND table to my new 19" bead table, I was pleased how smooth this setup ran. It's like butter. I am a real novice with this equipment, but I'm starting with high confidence
Date published: 2021-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bead roller drive motor Bought this for my Woodward Fab bead roller and it is a perfect fit and match ,Quality made product . Satisfied with my purchase .Thanks
Date published: 2021-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Received this earlier than expected. Easy to attach, works great. Now it is a one person job.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functions as expected I mated the power feed unit to my Woodward Super bead roller. (.680 thick) It required spacing the power feed away from the bead roller .713 I arrived at this number by using a nut that is .625 thick and a washer measuring .088. The two shafts lined up pretty good by eye. Seems a little pricey and I know some guys build their own but, a week after ordering it, I'm using my power feed bead roller which cost me under $600 for both the power feed and a fairly good bead roller. I can't take the money with me!
Date published: 2020-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade to your bead roller This is a great upgrade to any manual bead roller.
Date published: 2019-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product well worth it I got this to go with a Woodward fab bead roller fits and works perfect great investment than you
Date published: 2019-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transforms the basic bead roller! This literally changed everything about the bead roller. First, many times I am alone and trying to work the piece, crank the handle, adjust, work, repeat... etc. With the motor, both hands are free, because of a constant speed, my curves and turns are more fluid and cleaners
Date published: 2019-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eastwood Bead Roller Drive I've been waiting for this ever since I bought my Eastwood bead roller! Easy to set up and use. My only suggestions are to make the foot control a variable speed controller and for Eastwood to offer a stand for the bead roller so I can get it away from the bench vise.
Date published: 2019-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome addition to my Bead Roller Have been wanting this addition to my bead roller ever since I bought it. This is Great and affordable and easy to set up. Now I'm able to build a ton of parts for my 35 by myself. Thank You Eastwood for developing this fantastic addition to my tiny shop!!!
Date published: 2019-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bead Roller Drive- fits Woodward Fab model rm18 I bought this and installed- to my Woodward Fab bead roller --everything seems to work well-
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the bead roller drive system i bought the system recieved it and used it to make some panels for a pedal car for my grand son it is so easy to use it makes the job very easy and looks so profesional the best investment ive made jn a while im very satisfied
Date published: 2019-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great control of the panel speed I was thinking of making a power unit for my bead roller then I stumbled across this unit. I have an "off brand" roller and this thing works just fine. I had to get alternative bolts since those provided did not match the blocks on my machine - no big deal. You can't beat the adaptability of the speed and the control you gain and one person use over a non-powered unit.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 20 years old HF bead roller came back from the This is no secret using a manual bead roller is not a one man operation. This driver made my life so much better this is how every bead roller should be outfitted. Installation was a breeze even with all the upgrades that got added over the years. lining up the shaft and the motor is key here but once that is done right the bead roller will perform magic with ease at any speed you choose to run. THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST UPGRADE EVER DONE TO MY OLD HF BEAD ROLLER! I'm really happy and it did not break the bank compare to other options
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well Easy to attach to bead roller and was working on metal in about 10 min. Now I need to stiffen up the bead roller itself. It has a lot of flex.
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic tool, does what I was wanting I just bought this and it bolted up with no issues to an 18" Woodward Fab manual bead roller. No modifications needed at all. I am really looking forward to using it. Seems to be well made.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Money well spent I received this Friday and can't stop playing with it. Easy one person operation. Much easier having two hands to hold the material.
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2023-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Buy it you will not regret it Finally after years of trying to retrofit some sort of motor to my modified (beefed up manual 18") roller I pulled the trigger on this and haven't looked back yet. The drive is so smooth and consistent makes rolling a breeze. Would recommend to anyone on the fence it's worth it's weight in your arsenal. Get it on sale and it sweetens the deal.
Date published: 2022-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Motor for bead roller Fits well used on a different brand bead roller Had to fuss with wire connectors to get running one was a miss crimp otherwise works as it should
Date published: 2022-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Install Easy to install work with different makes of bead rollers
Date published: 2022-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Motorized bead roller drive Had to slightly modify my harbor freight bead roller shaft to fit the drive unit but it works great.
Date published: 2022-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eastwood Bead Roller Power Electric Drive System I had considered building one, however the Eastwood unit looked compact and an easy retrofit. The big concern I had was the power of the motor (1/6hp or 1.65 amp). Others I had seen were 1/3 to 1/2hp. I had the chance to try this unit in the store and it operate well with the material that was supplied for the demo. The mounting bracket offers a lot of flexibility for fit-up to other bead rollers. I just had to drill and tap holes on my bead roller then a minor bit of machining to bore to size (I wanted a tight fit) to get the coupling to fit my bead roller drive shaft (a drill of the correct size would have worked just as well). I tried it out on variouse thicknesses. On a 16ga sheet of steel (that I'm using for a firewal, and with the rollers tight for heavy embossing. Had no issues. The 1/6hp motor and 75:1 gear reduction provide ample torque. Also the 75:1 gear reduction allows you to operate a really low speed with no chatter. Only minor concern was the foot pedel. It's a solid piece, however it is small, and with my size 12 work boots on, you have to look where you put your foot. Having said that, for money (and even double the price), I doubt you will find a better unit, compact size, capacity, ease of adjustment and installation (even retro fits. Highly recommended. As an aside, I'm planning on purchasing another unit to use as a variable speed turn-table for welding circular pieces.
Date published: 2019-03-05
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Questions & Answers

Will this motor fit on the 8 inch bead roller?  

Asked by: TeeJay
Yes, The Eastwood Elite Bead Roller Drive System( 21111) will fit the Eastwood 8* inch Bead roller(21487)
Answered by: vince
Date published: 2020-12-02

do you have 220v bead roller motor, i have eastwood bead roller blue here in the Philippines

Asked by: renante
Eastwood currently does not offer a 220V bead roller motor.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2020-02-02

I see that motor is variable speed;  but can be used in reverse 

Asked by: Billt
Yes, this motor runs in both forward and reverse.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2020-04-02

can you change the speed while the motor is running or do you need to stop the motor before changing the speed

Asked by: buggy Joe
Yes, you can change speeds without shutting the motor down on this machine but you can not change directions without first shutting the motor off.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-06-17

So the speed is adjustable by the knob on the unit, but is the foot switch pressure sensitive and a speed control in itself?

Asked by: Adam
The foot switch is off or on, the speed is not adjustable by the foot pedal. Speed is just adjustable at the knob only.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2021-11-23

my roller has 26 mm shaft with a 8mm key instead of a flat will the coupler work with the key or would I need to find a different coupler

Asked by: buggy Joe
The Eastwood bead roller drive system is designed to fit a 25 mm shaft.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-07-22

When will the bead roller drive system be back in stock?

Asked by: Jeff1
We are currently expecting this item to be back in stock around 12/8. You can obtain this information on our website by adding the item into your cart. The expected due in date will be listed in red *Please keep in mind this is an estimated due in date and subject to change.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-07-22

Mwhat is the thickest plate this bead roller can take on making floor pans or any size

Asked by: Twink1023
This unit will do up to 18 Gauge Steel. You could make floor pans from 20 Gauge as well.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2020-04-26

Is this unit available in 240V

Asked by: merc
This is currently only available in 120v only.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2020-04-02

I have a littler brothers 36" with basic motor would this be a good upgrade to industrial motor

Asked by: Lawrence
Unfortunately we have never compared our Motor to their brand. We do feel as if ours would be a nice upgrade in design and strength.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-07-21

When the foot pedal is released, does the roller stop instantly, or does it coast to a stop ?

Asked by: Ken L
Due to the pressure on the part the roller will stop as soon as the pedal is released. We do always recommend practicing on a scrap piece of metal to get a feel for the unit.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-09-09

Does this motor fit the bead roller Item #32044, 19"?

Asked by: El Jibaro mecanico
This unit will fit all of our Eastwood Bead rollers including 32044.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-07-22

Hello this is steve i bought your eastwood economy bead roller kit a few years back part # 28187 and was wondering if this would work on it or not thanks steve

Asked by: Steve
Our new bead roller drive system will fit your 28187 bead roller perfectly.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-07-22

Will this fit the 21327 bead roller also or no

Asked by: Steve
This motor will also fit our elite 27 inch bead roller. (21327)
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-07-22
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