Item # 21327 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Elite 27 Inch Bead Roller

Add strength and rigidity to your project's sheet metal parts as deep as 27" from a panels edge.
Add strength and rigidity to your project's sheet metal parts as deep as 27" from a panels edge.
Eastwood Elite 27 Inch Bead Roller is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 11.
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Add strength and rigidity to your project's sheet metal parts as deep as 27" from a panels edge.

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Eastwood Elite 27 Inch Bead Roller

Product Overview:


The Eastwood Elite 27” Bead Roller is a professional metal fabrication tool which excels in producing strengthening ribs in panels used in creating replacement floor pans, firewalls, trunk floors, inner fenders, etc. as well as creating decorative custom designs in door panels, dashes and much more with the included dies.

The Eastwood Elite 27" Metal Forming Bead Roller Features:

  • Largest Hand Crank Bead Roller on the Market
  • Fabricated Design for Industry Leading Strength and Rigidity
  • 27” Throat Capacity – Allows you to form from center of a 54” panel
  • Industry standard 22mm shafts to accept all professional dies
  • Tool-less design for Quick, Precise Adjustment
  • Vise or Stand Mountable for ease of use
  • Excels in producing floor pans, firewalls, truck floors, inner fenders and more

Also create channels and flanges with the available optional dies.

Eastwood Elite 27
Eastwood Elite 27

Large Capacity Throat Depth

With the 27" throat depth of the Eastwood Elite Bead Roller you are able to start forming from the center of a 54" panel. The large crank handle and the gear-driven design delivers maximum forming power while requiring minimal handle force for the greatest accuracy.

Fabricate All Kinds of Custom Panels

Includes an offset Flange die set that you can use for creating replacement floor pans, firewalls, trunk floors, inner fenders. With the optional 20267 Metal fabrication dies you have unlimited possibilites of what you can make.

Eastwood Elite 27

Create Professional Metal Fabrication Results

Eastwood Elite 27

Whether you are a professional fabricator or DIY you can create custom and one-of-a-kind projects right out of your shop or garage.

Example of 3 different rib sizes create with offset dies

Eastwood Bead Roller Offset Dies



Maximum material working thickness Steel= 18 Gauge, Aluminum= 16 Gauge, Stainless = 20 Gauge
Maximum panel width (working from center) 54”
Frame Dimensions (not including handle and shafts) 30" length x 7.75" height x 3" wide

In the Box


  • (1) 27” Throat Bead Roller Frame
  • (1) Crank Handle
  • (1) Crank Arm
  • (1) Set of Offset Dies
  • (1) M10 x 1.75 Adjustable Handle Bolt, Roller Tension Screw
  • (1) M12 x 1.5 Adjustable Handle Bolt, Lock Screw

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Safety Information

This tool has leveraged rotating components that generate greatly amplified crushing and bending forces which can quickly cause severe injury! Keep fingers and hands away from moving parts when operating.

Handling sharp metal can cause serious cuts. Wear thick, well fitting work gloves to prevent cuts from handling sharp metal.

Click here to see safety products


Add Optional Dies to Your Bead Roller

With additional dies your Eastwood Elite Bead Roller will be able to fabricate and form metal for any of your projects. Click on Forming Dies Below for more information.

Application Tips

18 Gauge Steel and 16 Gauge Aluminum sheet


Rated 5 out of 5 by from 27 inch bead roller the bead roller we ordered does not bolt to the stand we ordered... we made modifications ourselves. nowhere on your site does it say these "are" or "are not" compatible.... VERY misleading and confusing.....
Date published: 2022-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great don't listen to the whiny reviews It's absolutely amazing to read some of these reviews...people complaining on the dumbest things...the bead roller works great if your new at it get the guard will take practice but it's a amazing hobby to master
Date published: 2021-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Neoprene support die ? The products are awesome ! I am very pleased with everything. But , one thing I have an issue with . On the bead roller? The extra die’s that I purchased. The neoprene support die keeps wanting to come off as you use it. I see that the lower drive axle has been tapped for a bolt . But the machine did not come with one ? To hold it into place.
Date published: 2022-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs some tweaking before use Needs a considerable amount of work before use. Side locking handle threads were too long and had to remove about 5/8". Threaded holes shown in the matching stands installation manual were not correct. Had to notch bracket, drill and tap an additional 10mm hole and grind a radius on the bead roller frame so that the angle bracket supplied would sit flat. Had to adjust mesh on gears because they were too tight. Seams like a nice design for the money. 2 man only operation if you don't opt for the motor.
Date published: 2021-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for wall art also. I like the tool but definitely get a motor. It was to low and to close the wall in the vise, so I made a bracket on my transmission jack. I can make it so I'm not stooping over. Strapped a magnetic tool holder to hold dies. When I have time, I make wall art for gifts or charity auctions.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from You get a decent unit, definitely over rated though. Received, setup was fairly east, one set screw on shaft collar was crossthreaded, drilled it out and retapped..minpr setback. But i have to say 18 steel? I doubt it or at least maybe in many passes, i put 20g steel and it seems to be made of spaghetti steel because it flexea sideways really bad. But i think it will do fine for a while until i reinforce it later on. Pro, better than hobby grade? Sure.
Date published: 2022-12-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bead roller The two shafts we re not lined up end to end. The set nut that locks in the alignment of the ends was frozen so tight I had to drill it out. After fixing these issues it worked perfectly. If I knew if was going to take so much effort on my part to fix the problem, I would have returned it.
Date published: 2021-08-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy!!! Horrible quality for the money. The bushings that the shafts run threw are so horribly chewed up from bad drilling I can't believe that they can sell somthing that bad. They will ruin the shafts after just a few uses.this is a pic of a brand new bushing never used yet. When I received the bead roller every thing was assembled horribly and out of adjustment. The finish is really bad on every thing and when I went to clean it up and rebuild it that's when I seen the bushing blocks and how bad they are. There is no fixing them on how bad they are. Its sickining that they would actually sell somthing that bad. All 4 of them are like that. This bead roller is expensive for this kind of stuff. Blow the picture up and look close at it.
Date published: 2021-02-08
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Questions & Answers

How many sets of dies come with this unit 

Asked by: Sonny
This unit arrives with a set of Offset Dies.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-11-29

How many passes would I have to make to put a 1in bend at 90deg.on 18 gauge mild steel

Asked by: Budd
Absolutely it CAN produce 90 degree bends. The use of a tipping die will allow for this. As far as how many passes it requires, it really depends on the material type, thickness,how aggressively the metal is being formed and the quality you expect from the final pass. I find that with 20 ga mild steel ( cold-rolled ) I can make a 1" bend to 90 deg ( ie: mounting flanges or wheel opening lip ( less than 1" ) ) in 2-4 passes. This really depends on whether or not I am working a straight line or curved section like a wheel opening. Also, when you break down your work into multiple, less-aggressive passes, the amount of distortion can be more easily controlled, which requires much less metal finishing later on. For your purposes here, I would suggest the Eastwood Tipping Die and also the urethane bottom die to achieve what you are hoping for. These 2 dies are relatively low cost and should be included in anyone's die set. I would suggest, however, that bead-rolling, like any other metalcraft, requires practice and patience; so start with scrap and discover what works best for your needs. Also try experimenting with different die combinations. What you learn from these practice runs will also show you what is possible with the tools you have in your possession. A suggestion... There are copious amounts of videos online, on popular video-sharing platforms where master metalshapers teach beadrolling techniques and tricks. No matter how confident one gets in their skills with metal, there is always a different technique or perspective through which to view what you are working on.
Answered by: HellyardFab
Date published: 2022-03-24

When it says 22 mm shafts, will this work with other manufacturers 3/4 inch shaft dies?

Asked by: Patrick
No way will a 3/4" die fit on a 22 mm shaft. 3/4" = 19 mm 22 mm = 0.866" Basic math.
Answered by: Eggman
Date published: 2022-01-28

Watching your videos and reading answers to some questions on bead rollers and bead rollers dies, I here and read that you are using 22mm and 7/8" interchangeable.  So can I use 7/8" id bead roller dies on your Elite 27" bead roller?

Asked by: joe49chevy
You should be able to use 7/8 dies with our bead rollers no problem.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2021-03-07

Bead rollers. Any plans to make a 22mm to 3/4 shaft adapter? now that you have the motorized option for cheaper bead rollers. i think this would be a great option and cheap to produce and open your bead roller die options and more sales.

Asked by: bob rossi
Thank you for your input and inquiry. At this current time, we do not have anything of the sort in the works. We will certainly bring this up at our next meeting though and inform the Product Manager of these items of the interest.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-12-23

Do you offer a stand for the Bead Roller or only make it for vice mount?

Asked by: Patt
Currently, they are just bench-mounted units.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2019-10-15

Has the issues in the reviews been addressed? Have they been fixed? I'm getting ready to buy this will I have the same problems that they had?

Asked by: Skycss
This product is manufactured to our highest standards and will be ready to go with no issues. We review all feedback given and make sure all possible improvements are implemented. If any issues do arise with your product we will take care of them quickly by calling our tech department or emailing in at
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2022-10-29

Is there any plan to make more dies? I want very badly to get an Eastwood bead roller, but I need larger round dies. Come on Eastwood.

Asked by: Drew
We appreciate your input and will certainly relay the interest in such options to our Product manager for this item.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-08-19
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Eastwood Elite 27 Inch Bead Roller
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