Eastwood Bead Roller Kit

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Eastwood Bead Roller Kit
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Product Description

Eastwood Bead Roller Kit.

This Eastwood Bead Roller Kit is the perfect choice for any beginning metal fabrication worker that's on a budget. CJ Pony Parts now offers this kit to help you add strength and firmness to the sheet metal parts in your project.

Kit Includes:
- Flanging Mandrels (3) of 1/16", 1/8", & 1/4"
- Bead Mandrels (3) of 1/4", 3/8", & 1/2"
- 1/2" Backing Plate with 17" Deep Throat
- Hand Crank
- Shaft Bushings

Features:
- Adds Strength & Rigidity To Parts
- Handles Pieces Up To 34" Wide
- Mounts Securely On Your Bench Vise
- Forms Aluminum & Steel Up To 18-Gauge
- Achieves Uniform Bead Rolling
- Easy Set-Up & Adjustment

This bead roller kit from Eastwood creates strength and toughness to any sheet metal part by forming aluminum & steel with up to an 18-gauge thickness. The finished product from this bead roller achieves uniform results for a smooth, professional look.

The bead roller consists of a solid 1/2" thick steel plate with a 17" deep throat that allows you to work with a piece that is up to 34" wide. Just mount the bead roller tool in your vise and attach the crank handle for an easy set-up to raise ridges & flanges in floor panels, firewalls, doors and more. Filling out this kit are shaft bushings that can be lubricated, as well as six mandrels (3 each of Flanging & Bead) that come in different shapes and sizes for strength, style, or both.

As you work on your Mustang, you may find that you'll need some specialized tools & products to finish the job the way it needs to. Well now it's simple to get all of these tools & products in one place, as CJ Pony Parts offers many great products from one of the leaders in aftermarket automotive restoration tools and equipment, Eastwood. Find what you need to complete your project and make your order now.

Order your Eastwood Bead Roller Kit from CJ Pony Parts today!

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Eastwood Bead Roller Kit is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 18.
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 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 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 2 out of 5 by from About what I expected. Was already aware this brand was one of 3 that had flex issues. This one also had shaft lateral lock set screw issues. The dies also need a little work. After I welded some tubing to the frame and drilled a divot for a set screw,it seemed to work. Wasn't a one man job w/the crank but it does work. After my labor,material & need to purchase an ND Fab motor kit I wouldn't recommend it.
Date published: 2015-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best Out of the box I could hardly turn the handle, very stiff. After I honed the bushings out and reassembled the unit it worked ok. Noticed a quite a bit of flex in the upper arm, will probably weld some square tube to it to stiffen it up. For the money it's OK.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Roll on Purchased this bead roller and the additional set of dies. Found that it would require two people to operate which for me was not an option. Replaced the crank handle with a wheel, problem solved. The bolt that holds the arm down stripped out almost on the first or second run. Rethreaded the hole and spot-welded a nut on top to give more bite. Got to work with the new set up and it worked like a charm with crisp beads and nice bends. Could use a spring to lift the top arm when loose to make it easier to change the dies. For the price plus a little time it is a good buy.
Date published: 2016-05-18
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 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
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