Item # 21487 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Elite 8 Inch Heavy Duty Bead Roller

Easy one man operation is the most affordable way to start bead rolling
Easy one man operation is the most affordable way to start bead rolling
Eastwood Elite 8 Inch Heavy Duty Bead Roller is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 33.
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Easy one man operation is the most affordable way to start bead rolling

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Eastwood Elite 8 Inch Heavy Duty Bead Roller

Product Overview:

Description

Heavy-Duty Rollers for Metal Fabrication

This Elite bench vise bead roller from Eastwood is an affordable way to bend and crease metal panels in a solo shop. Our 8-inch Crank Bead Roller forms strengthening ribs and channels in steel, stainless and aluminum sheets. It’s also a great method for creating flanges and curves or shaping edges. Since the tool is secured by your vise (sold separately), you’ll have one hand free to turn the four-spoke crank and the other to guide the metal. Add the Bead Roller Drive System to transform it into a motorized roller.

Each compact manual bead roller comes with a 3/8-inch bead die set and offset die set, which are the most common for automotive projects. Other forming dies and accessories are available separately. It reaches to the center of any panel up to 16 inches for making floor pans and patch panels or reinforcing existing parts. The Eastwood Garage is full of helpful videos and articles about how to use your bead roller. It has a one-year warrant and no-hassle returns so you can Do the Job Right.

Eastwood Elite 8" Heavy Duty Bead Roller Features:

  • 8" throat depth
  • Handles up to a 16" wide panel
  • Form 18 gauge steel, 20 gauge stainless, 16 gauge aluminum
  • Industry standard 22mm shafts
  • Gear-driven design delivers maximum forming power
  • Includes 3/8" Bead Die Set and Offset Die Set
  • 1 Year Warranty

One Man Operation

With the 4-spoke crank handle and the smaller size of this heavy-duty bead roller, it only takes one person to easily operate and form panels. The unit attaches to a bench vise which holds it fast as you work. And it is still big enough to make small floor pans and other commonly fabricated parts without any outside help needed. The roller can handle 20 gauge stainless steel, 18 gauge mild steel and 16 gauge aluminum, which covers what is used in most vintage and modern vehicle panels.

Eastwood Elite 8
Eastwood Elite 8

Includes most popular die sets

This bead roller includes the popular 3/8-inch Bead Die Set and Offset Die Set that you will need in most of your fabricating projects. These are the two most common sets that are used for auto restoration and bodywork. With the industry-standard 22mm shafts you will be able to use most other die sets available like the optional Eastwood Bead Roller Metal Fabrication Forming Dies. Switching dies is simple and you can be confident they will make strong, reliable beads.

Eastwood Bead Roller Offset Dies

Warranty

Specifications

Maximum material working thickness:
Steel 18 Gauge
Aluminum 16 Gauge
Stainless 20 Gauge
Maximum panel width (working from center) 16”
Weight 28.7 lbs.

Heavy-Duty Rollers for Metal Fabrication

The Eastwood Elite 8-Inch Heavy-Duty Bead Roller is one of the only manual bead rollers on the market that enables you to produce strengthening ribs in panels, shape edges and form intricate designs in any panel by yourself. You can also create channels and flanges with the offset flange dies that are included. The gear-driven design delivers maximum forming power and leverage while requiring minimal handle force for the greatest accuracy. The 8-inch throat depth provides the ability to reach the center of a 16-inch panel, and you can add larger panels as well if you're creating curves towards the edges.

Eastwood Elite 8" Heavy Duty Bead Roller Features:

  • 8" throat depth
  • Handles up to a 16" wide panel
  • Industry standard 22mm shafts
  • Gear-driven design delivers maximum forming power
  • Includes 3/8" Bead Die Set and Offset Die Set

One Man Operation

With the 4-spoke crank handle and the smaller size of this heavy-duty bead roller, it only takes one person to easily operate and form panels. The unit attaches to a bench vise which holds it fast as you work. And it is still big enough to make small floor pans and other commonly fabricated parts without any outside help needed. The roller can handle 20 gauge stainless steel, 18 gauge mild steel and 16 gauge aluminum, which covers what is used in most vintage and modern vehicle panels.

Eastwood Elite 8
Eastwood Elite 8

Includes most popular die sets

This bead roller includes the popular 3/8-inch Bead Die Set and Offset Die Set that you will need in most of your fabricating projects. These are the two most common sets that are used for auto restoration and bodywork. With the industry-standard 22mm shafts you will be able to use most other die sets available like the optional Eastwood Bead Roller Metal Fabrication Forming Dies. Switching dies is simple and you can be confident they will make strong, reliable beads.

Eastwood Bead Roller Offset Dies

In the Box

Contents

  • Eastwood Elite 8" Heavy Duty Bead Roller
  • Offset Die Set
  • 3/8" Bead Die Set
  • 4 Spoke Crank

Guides & Accessories

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.

Click here to see safety products

Accessories

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy Duty Bead Roller I'm impressed with quality and performance of this tool I encourage you to beat the cheap imported stuff by maintaining quality and reasonable prices, all the best Eastwood...
Date published: 2022-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool, Right price Heavy Duty, Well made and the price was right. I couldn't afford not to buy it. A very good tool.
Date published: 2022-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect little tool with big abilities Exactly what I needed in my small shop. No more putting panels into the vice and hammering. Easy to use and creates nice clean lines.
Date published: 2022-04-20
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Questions & Answers

On the 8" Bead Roller, the drive is on the top axle (Floating), all other Rollers You carry the drive is on the stationary axle, why the change? or are they assembled wrong?

Asked by: ja57
We found it was easier to utilize this bead roller with the handle mounted up high, but if you wish to utilize it with the driven axle on the bottom it can be assembled that way.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-06-02

Would I be able to make bends in 18-20 guage sheet metal to make floor pans with this?

Asked by: CarguyNye
Yes the Eastwood Elite *" Bead Roller(21487) is a Heavy Duty model and will roll beads or bend 18 & 20 mild steel.
Answered by: vince
Date published: 2021-07-26

Will this work to put beads on pipes for intercooler piping?

Asked by: Dmax69
Yes this will roll a bead in intercooler piping as long as the pipe has an inside diameter of a least 2.25 inches
Answered by: vince
Date published: 2021-07-26

Is this bead roller made in the United States of America?

Asked by: Jester
This bead roller is manufactured in China to Eastwood's specifications.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2022-03-07

Can I use the polyurethane roller in this?

Asked by: Epamanondus
You can use the Eastwood 20268 Polyurethane Lower Bead Roller Forming Die https://www.eastwood.com/replacement-poly-roller.html
Answered by: John S
Date published: 2022-03-28

Do you have other dies that can put a 1/4 bead on 1 1/2" stainless steel tubing, that would work with this tool?

Asked by: Sarrow120
At this time the only bead forming dies we have are for our large motorized bead roller.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2021-07-26

Will this work on 2.5 intercooler piping and if not what would u recommend

Asked by: Justinaxup
Since the dies on this tool are just slightly over 2" this should work for your application.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-03-28

Can you hook the motor kit to this bead roller ?

Asked by: JJ85
Yes, the drive motor system can be applied to the 8" bead roller.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2021-07-26
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Eastwood Elite 8 Inch Heavy Duty Bead Roller
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