Beading machines are one of the most widely-used tools for both amateur and professional metalworkers. These machines can quickly and accurately make beads, steps, grooves, flanges, curls, and many other shapes in sheetmetal panels. As common as these machines are, many people don't know how to make the best use of them, and this program contains a wealth of knowledge about die selection, machine adjustment, and the proper techniques used to make crisp and accurate features in panels. You'll see several different beading machines in action, from bargain priced entry-level machines, through classic vintage machines, to the most versatile and robust motor-driven machines made today; giving you a good overview of the machines currently available, and showing which features are most important for specific types of work. Ron's easy-to-follow descriptions, coupled with the striking close-up photography will go a long way toward helping you master these versatile machines!
Posted by Ron Bell on Sep 7th 2018
I purchased this video and followed it up with attending the workshop.
Helped me understand how versatile the beading machine is.
Very helpful instruction that is the basis for many applications.
I am in the process of making a set of dies for a one off, above the windshield panel on a '36 Chevy pick up.
Thanks for showing us how to do these things!
Posted by Pat Lehr on Sep 22nd 2017
I bought this mainly for the bomber seat build, I love Ron's design.
Ron's videos always show you tips and tricks you might not think of on your own, making your project easier and nicer !
Posted by Don Clifton on May 30th 2017
I would recommend this to some one before purchasing a bead roller.
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