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DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS — Various Part Numbers

DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS — Various Part Numbers

October 23, 2020

Effective December 31, 2020, we will be discontinuing a variety of part numbers due to low demand and sales volume. A majority of these items are configured MIG gun part numbers and special products.

Please refer to the appendix for the list of affected part numbers.

PACKAGING CHANGE — Formatting Changes to Owner’s Manuals

PACKAGING CHANGES —

Formatting Changes to Owner’s Manuals

August 18, 2020

Customers may notice that some Tregaskiss® and Bernard® MIG welding product owner’s manuals look different than previous versions. This is because we recently refreshed the design and format of these product manuals, but their contents remain the same. No changes to the important installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, parts lists and other information and instructions have been made.

Bernard Owner’s Manuals

Thumbnail of Owner’s Manual | OM-BTB Bernard BTB MIG Guns
Old Format
Thumbnail of the new Bernard BTB Semi-Automatic MIG Guns Owner's Manual
New Format

Tregaskiss Owner’s Manuals

Tregaskiss TOUGH GUN TA3 Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Gun Owner's Manual Cover - OLD
Old Format
Thumbnail of new cover for TOUGH GUN TA3 Robotic Air-Cooled MIG Gun Owner's Manual
New Format

The most current version of these newly formatted owner’s manuals, along with other product manuals and spec sheets, are available for download from our website from the respective product pages as well as the Spec Sheets and Owner’s Manuals page.

Printed inventory will be replaced as a running change.

DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – BTB MIG Gun 500 amp B Series Handle Option

DISCONTINUED PRODUCT –
BTB MIG Gun 500 amp B Series Handle Option

August 1, 2019

To continue delivering sustainable value to our customers, we regularly assess our product offering to ensure focus and opportunities to innovate our product portfolio. Accordingly, due to low demand, we are discontinuing the 500 amp B Series Handle option from our BTB MIG gun offering.

Effective August 16, 2019, the following part numbers will no longer be available:

  • 4422B (trigger kit)
  • 4522 (trigger kit, locking)
  • 4408 (handle kit)

Please note that a comparable replacement is the O Series Handle option, which is also configurable in our BTB MIG gun product line. 

Learn more about Bernard® BTB MIG guns and available options, or configure a BTB MIG gun.

    DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – Legacy F-Gun MIG Guns and Service Parts

    DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS –
    Legacy F-Gun MIG Guns

    January 8, 2019

    Our product offering is regularly assessed to ensure focus on customer needs and opportunities to innovate our product portfolio, so we can continue to deliver sustainable value to our customers. Accordingly, due to low demand, the following products will be discontinued:

    Legacy F-Gun™ MIG Guns

    Effective January 8, 2019, all legacy F-Gun MIG gun part numbers and all F-Gun series service parts will be discontinued and no longer available for sale.


    Affected Part Numbers

    Part NumberDescription
    4610F-Gun MIG Gun, 10 ft
    4615F-Gun MIG Gun, 15 ft
    4610EF-Gun MIG Gun, 10 ft, Euro
    4615EF-Gun MIG Gun, 15 ft, Euro
    4610MF-Gun MIG Gun, 10 ft, Miller®
    4615MF-Gun MIG Gun, 15 ft, Miller
    4610LF-Gun MIG Gun, 10 ft, Lincoln®
    4615LF-Gun MIG Gun, 15 ft, Lincoln
    4610TF-Gun MIG Gun, 10 ft, Tweco®
    4615TF-Gun MIG Gun, 15 ft, Tweco
    408Handle, F-Gun Series
    4627Neck, F-Gun Series
    429Trigger, F-Gun Series

    Replacement Options

    The following 600 amp Bernard® BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG gun models (with T series straight handles and locking triggers) are recommended replacement options:

    Legacy F-Gun MIG Gun Part NumberReplacement BTB MIG Gun Part Number
     4610Q6010NU3LBC
     4615Q6015NU3LBC
     4610MQ6010NU3LMC
     4615MQ6015NU3LMC
     4610LQ6010NU3LLC
     4615LQ6015NU3LLC
     4610TQ6010NU3LTC
     4615TQ6015NU3LTC

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      PRODUCT UPDATE – Changes to the Bernard Fume Extraction MIG Gun Offering

      PRODUCT UPDATE –
      Changes to the Bernard Fume Extraction MIG Gun Product Offering

      March 9, 2018

      We are proud to announce that effective immediately, you will notice some important changes to the Bernard® fume extraction MIG gun offering. Bernard FILTAIR™ fume extraction MIG guns are transitioning under the Clean Air™ brand name and will become our Bernard® Clean Air™ curved handle series fume extraction MIG guns.

      This product transition offers improved functionality, performance and ease of maintenance. 

      Features and Benefits:

      Additional Changes:

      • The finish on all vacuum tubes and chambers will change from chrome to black, which will help to visually identify all new and legacy product
      • FILTAIR fume extraction MIG gun part numbers will change
        • Gun part numbers beginning in FA will change to a part number beginning in CL (i.e. FA4015TO8CM will become CL4015TJ8CMC)
        • Conversion information for all existing FILTAIR MIG gun part numbers is available:
          • Click here to download a conversion chart in Excel format
          • Click here to access the online conversion tool

      Learn more about Bernard Clean Air fume extraction MIG guns or click here to configure your gun online.


        DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – 8 and 12 foot BTB MIG Gun Lengths

        DISCONTINUED –
        8′ and 12′ BTB MIG Gun Lengths

        Image showing three different hand-held BTB MIG guns

        November 30, 2017

        Effective immediately, all 8- and 12-foot length options in the BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG gun product lineup will be discontinued. BTB MIG guns will continue to be available in lengths of 10-, 15-, 20- and 25-feet. No other configurable options have been affected by this change.

        View available options or configure a BTB MIG gun today!


          PRODUCT UPDATE – 300 amp Clean Air Fume Extraction MIG Gun Now Available

          PRODUCT UPDATE –
          300 amp Clean Air Fume Extraction MIG Gun Now Available

          March 16, 2017

          Clean Air straight handle fume extraction MIG gun being held by gloved hand

          Bernard is pleased to announce that we have added a 300 amp model to our Clean Air™ fume extraction MIG gun offering.

          Reduce smoke at the source with an industrial-duty fume extraction gun that is comparable in size and weight to a regular welding gun. 

          Features and Benefits

          • NEW!! Available in 300 amp, 400 amp, 500 amp and 600 amp models
          • Small size of vacuum chamber provides good joint access and visibility
          • Vacuum hose swivel on rear of handle improves flexibility and reduces wrist fatigue
          • Ideal fume extraction solution for large weldment and confined space welding applications
          • Compatible with Centerfire™, Quik Tip™ and TOUGH LOCK® consumables
          • Compatible with QUICK LOAD® liners or conventional liners

          Click here to learn more about the Clean Air fume extraction MIG gun.

            PRODUCT UPDATE – Clean Air Gun Vacuum Tube and Chamber Finish Change

            PRODUCT UPDATE –
            Clean Air Gun Vacuum Tube and Chamber Finish Changes

            December 16, 2016

            Bernard has changed the finish on all Clean Air™ fume extraction gun vacuum tubes and chambers from chrome to black. Effective immediately, all new guns, replacement vacuum tubes and replacement chambers will have the new darker finish.

            This change is purely aesthetic, and has no impact on performance, part numbering or price.
             

            Clean Air Fume Extraction MIG gun with old chrome neck
            OLD Chrome Finish
            Clean Air Fume Extraction MIG gun with new black neck
            NEW Black Finish

            Click here for more information about the Clean Air™ fume extraction gun.


              NEW PRODUCT – C Series Handle Option for BTB MIG Guns

              NEW PRODUCT –
              C Series Handle Option for BTB MIG Guns

              New C Series Straight Handle

              Image of a gloved hand holding a BTB MIG Gun with C series handle

              The new C series straight handle expands our handle offering from six to seven options within our Bernard BTB MIG gun configurator. This new handle provides all the same benefits as our current T series straight handle, plus additional enhancements such as comfortable handle overmolding and an ergonomic rear swivel.

              • Amperage range: 200, 300, 400 and 500 amps
              • Available in 8, 10, 12, 15, 20 and 25 foot lengths
              • Choice of Centerfire™, Quik Tip™ and TOUGH LOCK® consumables
              • Standard, dual pull and dual schedule trigger options
              • Choice of twenty fixed and rotatable necks in various angles and lengths
              • Choice of industrial-grade (200 through 500 amp models) or steel monocoil cable (300 or 400 amp models)
              • Choice of conventional liners or front-loading QUICK LOAD® liners
              • Choice of a Bernard power pin or an AutoLength™ pin for the revolutionary QUICK LOAD liner AutoLength™ system
              • One year warranty
              • Lifetime warranty on the rear strain relief, front handle and switch
              • Double-life MIG gun system allows you to extend the life of your BTB MIG gun with a C series straight handle (or T series straight handle); once the front end is worn, just flip-flop the front and back ends of the torch!

              Click here to learn more about the new C series straight handle.


                PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Trigger Control Plug Housing

                PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT –
                Trigger Control Plug Housing on BTB MIG Guns

                November 23, 2015

                Bernard has redesigned the trigger control plug housing on located on the rear strain relief as well as the trigger control plug connection on BTB MIG guns. This change provides an internal connection which is more durable and also allows the strain relief to fit more easily into various feeders from major manufacturers. The double-life MIG gun system also known as the “flip-flop” for T series straight handles is still compatible with this change.
                 

                Frequently Asked Questions

                Did any part numbers change?

                Answer: Yes, part numbers have changed. Please reference the charts below for new part numbers for the trigger control plug housing and trigger control plugs.

                Trigger Control Plug Housing DescriptionOld Part NumberNew Part Number
                Standard – B & O Series Handles416-51810053
                Standard – T Series Straight Handle416-51810052
                Dual Schedule416-131810054

                Please see the chart below for trigger control part numbers based on the gun model. Example: Q2015AB8CMC

                Power PinOld Part NumberNew Part Number
                B (Bernard®)N/AN/A
                E (Euro)N/AN/A
                L (Lincoln®)419-6SCL2N
                M (Miller®)419-4Trigger control plug housing includes trigger control plug
                O (OXO™)419-7SCX1N
                S (Tweco® #4 – Lincoln Lead)419-6SCL2N
                R (Tweco® #4 – Miller Lead)419-4Trigger control plug housing includes trigger control plug
                T (Tweco® #4 – Standard Lead)419-8SCT1N
                U (Tweco® #4 – NAS Plug)419-7SCX1N
                W (Tweco® #5 – Standard Lead)419-8SCT1N
                X (Tweco® #5 – Miller Lead)419-4Trigger control plug housing includes trigger control plug

                How can you tell the difference between the old version and the new 2015 design?

                Answer: New 2015 design will have an internal connection. See Figure below: 

                Image of old trigger control plug housing
                Old version
                Image of redesigned the trigger control plug housing
                New 2015 design

                  DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – Roughneck MIG Guns

                  DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS –
                  Miller Roughneck C-Series MIG Guns

                  Effective April 30, 2015 Miller Electric Mfg. Co. discontinued the Roughneck® C-Series MIG gun series and replaced them with Bernard® BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns. Miller Electric will continue to offer consumables and replacement parts for the Roughneck C-Series MIG guns.

                  Please see the cross reference chart below to find the replacement Bernard BTB MIG gun part numbers for the Roughneck C-Series MIG guns:

                  Miller Stock NumberRoughneck Gun Model NumberBernard BTB MIG Gun Replacement Part NumberGun Length
                  194751C-3010

                  Q3010TE5EMC

                  10 ft. (3 m)
                  194752C-3012Q3012TE5EMC

                  12 ft (3.7 m)

                  194753

                  C-3015

                  Q3015TE5EMC

                  15 ft (4.6 m)
                  194754C-4010

                  Q4010TE5EMC

                  10 ft. (3 m)
                  194755

                  C-4012

                  Q4012TE5EMC

                  12 ft. (3.7 m)

                  194756

                  C-4015Q4015TE5EMC15 ft (4.6 m)

                  194757

                  C-5010

                  S5010GH5IMC

                  10 ft (3 m)

                  194758

                  C-5012

                  S5012GH5IMC12 ft. (3.7 m)
                  194759C-5015

                  S5015GH5IMC

                  15 ft. (4.6 m)

                  Where To Order

                  Certain products are only available for purchase from Miller Electric while others are available from either Miller Electric or Bernard. Please see the reference chart below which indicates where you can place an order for the guns, parts and consumables:

                  PRODUCT

                  WHERE TO BUY

                  FasTip™ Consumables

                  Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

                  Quik Tip™ Consumables

                  Miller Electric Mfg. Co. or Bernard

                  Roughneck® Replacement Parts

                  Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

                  Bernard BTB MIG Guns

                  Miller Electric Mfg. Co. or Bernard

                  Bernard BTB MIG Gun Replacement Parts

                  Miller Electric Mfg. Co. or Bernard

                  To place an order through Miller Customer Service:  please contact us via phone: 866-931-9730, fax: 800-637-2315 or email orders@millerwelds.com

                  To place an order through Bernard Customer Service:  please contact us via phone: 1-855-MIGWELD (644-9353), fax: 888-946-67-26 or email cs@itwmig.com

                  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

                  If you are unable to find the answer you are seeking in the following FAQs, please contact the Miller and Bernard Customer Service Teams.

                  1.  Q: Can I use Miller FasTip™ Consumables on the replacement Bernard BTB MIG Guns?

                  A:  Although we recommend the use of Bernard Quik Tip™ Consumables, users can install the FasTip diffuser on Bernard Best of the Best BTB MIG Guns and use FasTip Consumables (contact tips, nozzles).  Users will need to order a neck insulator part # 4523R  for use on Bernard BTB MIG Guns when using FasTip Consumables. Please use the FasTip consumable chart below as a reference:

                  FasTip Consumables
                   300 amp400 amp500 amp

                  Contact Tip*

                  M206188

                  M206190

                  Diffuser

                  M206195

                  Nozzle

                  M198855

                  M199618

                  Insulator

                  4523R

                   * Based on wire size range 0.045″ – 1/16″

                  2.  Q: Can I use Miller Roughneck Liners on Bernard BTB MIG Guns?

                  A:  No, Users will need to order Bernard Universal Conventional Liners for Bernard BTB MIG Guns. Miller Roughneck Liners are not compatible on Bernard BTB MIG Guns.

                  3.  Q: Can I use Bernard™ Quik Tip™ Consumables on existing Roughneck MIG Guns?

                  A:  Yes, the Quik Tip Consumable Series (contact tip, diffuser, nozzle) can be installed on Miller Roughneck MIG Guns. Users will need to order neck insulator part # 10012 to use on their Roughneck MIG Gun when using Bernard Quik Tip Consumables. Please use the consumable chart below as a reference:

                  Quik Tip Consumables
                   300 amp400 amp500 amp

                  Contact Tip*

                  T1045

                  T1116

                  Diffuser

                  D118Q

                  D114Q

                  Nozzle

                  N1C58Q

                  N1C34HQ

                  Insulator

                  10012

                  *Based on wire size range 0.045″ – 1/16″

                  4.  Q: Can I use Bernard Universal Conventional Liners on existing Roughneck MIG Guns?

                  A: No, Users will still need to order Miller Roughneck Liners for existing Roughneck MIG Guns. Bernard Universal Conventional Liners are not compatible with existing Roughneck MIG Guns.

                  5.  Q: Why does my Miller FasTip diffuser not thread on correctly to a Bernard BTB MIG Gun?

                  A:  A change to the thread on the FasTip diffuser was made on February 13, 2015 to be compatible with Bernard BTB MIG Guns. The new style diffuser has a large Miller logo roll mark compared to the old style diffuser that has a small Miller logo rollmark. To differentiate between the old and new style diffusers please see the comparison images below:

                  Image showing the difference between the old and new style FasTip diffusers

                  6.  Q: How does a Miller Roughneck Gun compare to a Bernard BTB MIG Gun?

                  A:  Please see full gun comparison images below of the Roughneck C-Series MIG Gun (bottom) and Bernard BTB MIG Gun (top):


                    DISCONTINUED PRODUCT – Manual Products

                    DISCONTINUED PRODUCT –
                    Manual Products: Cable Connectors, Lugs and Splicers

                    As of August 4, 2014, the manual product line (cable connectors, lugs and splicers) from Bernard has been discontinued.

                    Bernard has transitioned these products to a new supplier! Customers can contact Hopkin Manufacturing directly to place orders for these products.

                    Hopkin Manufacturing: +1-800-524-1458 | hopkinsmfg.com 


                      NEW PRODUCT – Bernard Clean Air Fume Extraction Gun

                      NEW PRODUCT –
                      Bernard Clean Air Fume Extraction Gun

                      New Clean Air™ Fume Extraction Series

                      Reduce smoke at the source with an industrial-duty fume extraction gun that is comparable in size and weight to a regular welding gun.

                      Image of Clean-Air Fume Extraction MIG Gun

                      Learn more on the Clean Air™ fume extraction gun product page


                        PRODUCT UPDATE – Neck Insulators for BTB MIG Guns

                        PRODUCT UPDATE –
                        Neck Insulator Selection for BTB MIG Guns

                        Image of neck insulator part number 10012 next to neck insulator part number 402-11 that shows the differences between the two.

                        Although no new neck insulators are being introduced due to implementation of the BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG gun platform on June 2, 2014, users should be aware that neck insulator replacement for these guns will be based on several variables including:

                        • Your gun’s amperage;
                        • Your gun’s neck / handle combination;
                        • The consumables series that you are using.  

                        Please use the following chart when selecting the appropriate replacement neck insulator:

                        Neck / HandleConsumablesInsulator Part Number
                        200A300A400A500A600A
                        Fixed neck for T series handlesTOUGH LOCK®402-11
                        Quik Tip™4423R
                        Centerfire™4323R4423R
                        Rotatable neck for O, B, T series handlesTOUGH LOCK10012
                        Quik Tip4423R
                        Centerfire4323R4423R
                        Fixed necks for O, B series handlesTOUGH LOCK10012
                        Quik Tip4423R
                        Centerfire4323R4423R

                          PRODUCT UPDATE – Common Straight Rear Strain Relief for BTB MIG Guns

                          NEW PRODUCT –
                          Common Straight Rear Strain Relief for the BTB MIG Gun Platform

                          Image of common straight rear strain releif

                          New BTB platform MIG guns, launching on June 2, 2014, will feature a common straight rear strain relief (shown right) on almost all configurations.  This straight rear strain relief was originally introduced on Tregaskiss TOUGH GUN semi-automatic MIG guns and allows expansion or maintenance of several key features:

                          Exceptions: Black Clamshell Rear Strain Relief with Bernard and Euro Power Pins

                          Best of the Best Platform Guns configured with Bernard or Euro power pins will incorporate the black clamshell rear strain relief originally introduced on Bernard Q-Gun and S-Gun MIG Guns with black clamshell

                          Only BTB platform guns configured with Bernard or Euro power pins will incorporate the black clamshell rear strain relief originally introduced on Bernard Q-Gun and S-Gun MIG Guns.  This rear strain relief is also now covered by the same Lifetime Warranty offered on the straight rear strain relief (above) for BTB platform guns.

                          Please note the following liner compatibility:


                            PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Dual Thread Necks for BTB MIG Guns

                            PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT –
                            Dual Thread Necks for BTB MIG Guns

                             
                            Beginning on June 2, 2014, Bernard’s new BTB MIG gun platform brings our Q-Gun™, S-Gun™ and T-Gun™ semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns into a single gun line and single configurator.  As a part of this launch, all fixed and rotatable necks offered through the new BTB MIG gun configurator will now feature a dual thread that allows the installation of your choice of consumables – TOUGH LOCK®, Centerfire™ or Quik Tip™ – without the need for special adaptor parts.

                            Please note that not all Bernard necks will have this new dual thread. Necks that will NOT have the new dual thread include:

                            • All styles of flex necks
                            • Black polymer necks for the TGX® series
                            • All water-cooled necks

                            How can I tell the difference between single and dual thread necks?

                            There is a subtle difference to the appearance of the threads on the necks as shown below:

                            subtle difference to the appearance of Image of the threads on the necks

                            Please click here for more details on necks offered through the BTB MIG gun platform.

                            The Bernard necks spec sheet can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here.


                              PRODUCT CHANGE – Bernard Power Pins

                              PRODUCT CHANGE –
                              Bernard Power Pins

                              Beginning on June 2, 2014, Bernard’s new BTB MIG gun platform brings our Q-Gun™, S-Gun™ and T-Gun™ MIG Guns into a single gun line and single configurator.  To combine the gun lines, it was necessary to standardize the back ends of all BTB MIG guns with the straight rear strain relief found on Bernard® T-Gun™ MIG guns (formerly Tregaskiss® TOUGH GUN® semi-automatic MIG guns). 

                              Image of semi-auto power pins. Miller Lincoln, Tweco #4 and Tweco #5

                              Similarly, the Tregaskiss power pins that mate with the T-Gun series have now been adopted with some slight modifications as the Bernard power pins for both Bernard semi-automatic and Tregaskiss robotic MIG guns. The slight modifications include a new overall hex shape (see image on right) and fixed gas barbs. 

                              Bernard MIG gun lines that are compatible with these pins include:

                              Due to the expanded compatibility of these pins, some distributors and end users will be able to reduce inventories of Bernard replacement parts. 

                              For additional information on power pin kits and power pins, please click here to access the spec sheets in PDF format.


                                PRODUCT UPDATE – New Handle Names for the BTB MIG Gun Platform

                                PRODUCT UPDATE –
                                New Handle Names for the BTB MIG Gun Platform 


                                Beginning on June 2, 2014, Bernard’s new Best of the Best Platform brings our Q-Gun™, S-Gun™ and T-Gun™ semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns into a single gun line and single configurator. 
                                Since we now have six gun handle styles within a single configurator, we have developed the following naming scheme for our handles per the chart below:

                                 

                                B Series Small Curved Handle

                                B series small curved handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                                B Series Large Curved Handle

                                B series curved handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                                O Series Small Curved Handle

                                O series small curved handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                                O Series Large Curved Handle

                                O series curved handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                                T Series Small Straight Handle

                                T series small straight handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                                T Series Large Straight Handle

                                T series straight handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                                C Series Straight Handle

                                C series straight handle option for BTB semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

                                Please note that all handle and trigger combinations previously offered continue to be available within the BTB MIG gun platform. 

                                To view a summary of trigger options and other features by handle, please click here.


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                                  PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – Q-Nut for BTB MIG Guns

                                  PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT –
                                  Improved Q-Nut Launching with the BTB MIG Gun Platform 

                                  Along with the new Bernard® semi-automatic MIG guns BTB platform launching on June 2, 2014, Bernard is pleased to announce the launch of the improved Q-Nut used on all Bernard rotatable necks. It has been completely redesigned to offer a significant increase in durability. Please note that the new silicone ring, Q-Nut cover and silicone insulator are now installed from the back of the neck instead of the front.

                                  “How to install the new Q-Nut” instructions are available on our website in the How-To Guides and Videos area of our Technical Support section. Please click here to access this How-To article.
                                   

                                  Drawing of how to install a q-nut

                                    SYSTEM UPDATE – New Gun Part Numbers for BTB MIG Guns

                                    SYSTEM UPDATE –
                                    New Gun Part Numbers for BTB MIG Gun Platform

                                    All Bernard Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns under the new BTB Platform will have new part numbering as of June 2, 2014.

                                    Former Q-Gun™ and S-Gun™ MIG guns will require an additional character added to the end of the existing part numbers to allow for new liner selection options. Former T-Gun™ semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns will be adopting Q-Gun style part numbering for consistency across all guns within the new single configurator. Example old and new part numbers are shown below:

                                    Gun LineOld Part NumberNew Part Number

                                    Q-Gun MIG Guns

                                    Q4015GE8CM

                                    Q4015GE8CMC

                                    S-Gun MIG Guns

                                    S3012TF5CM

                                    S3012TF5CMC

                                    T-Gun MIG Guns

                                    M3010-35

                                    Q3010MP3CMC

                                    For a limited time from June 2 until August 1, 2014, both old and new part numbers will be supported in our system to allow our distribution partners to update their computer systems.

                                    To assist our customers in converting old gun part numbers to new Best of the Best Platform part numbers, we have created an online conversion tool. To populate the data in the tool, Q-Gun, S-Gun and T-Gun MIG Gun part numbers configured between April 2011 and April 2014 were pulled and converted to the new part numbering system. Click here to access this conversion tool.

                                      PRODUCT UPDATE – New Internal Stop in Centerfire and Quik Tip Diffusers

                                      PRODUCT UPDATE –
                                      New Internal Stop in Centerfire and Quik Tip Diffusers

                                      Image of internal stop on Quik Tip Diffuser

                                      We have added internal stops to all Centerfire™ and Quik Tip™ diffusers to improve alignment between the liner and contact tip for enhanced wire feedability.

                                      This product improvement is being implemented as a running change. 
                                       

                                      What’s Changed?

                                      The new internal stop inside Centerfire and Quik Tip diffusers prevents the liner from going all the way through the diffuser, therefore changing how liners need to be installed. Liner installation will now require the removal of the diffuser.

                                      Please note that trim lengths will also be affected.

                                      See product insert INS-DIFF for more information.  

                                      Frequently Asked Questions

                                      How can I tell the difference between Centerfire and Quik Tip diffusers with the NEW internal stop vs. the original style Centerfire and Quik Tip diffusers?

                                      To help distinguish Centerfire diffusers (shown below, left) with the new internal stop, users can check the orientation of the roll mark. In original style diffusers, the roll mark is readable when the tip end is at the top. In diffusers with the new internal stop, the roll mark is readable when the neck end is at the top.

                                      Image of Centerfire Diffusers showing roll mark
                                      Centerfire Diffuser
                                      Image of Quik Tip diffuser showing roll mark
                                      Quik Tip Diffuser

                                      To distinguish Quik Tip diffusers (shown above, right) with the new internal stop, users can check the roll mark. In the original style diffusers, the roll mark has one Bernard starburst stamped before the part number. In diffusers with the new internal stop, the roll mark has a Bernard starburst stamped before AND after the part number.

                                      For both Centerfire and Quik Tip diffusers, a second simple method to check for an internal stop would be to insert a liner into the diffuser. If the liner will not pass all the way through the diffuser, then an internal stop is present.

                                      Please note that it is important to understand which diffuser you are using as this affects liner trim length during replacement. Please refer to the insert inside of your diffuser bag or click here for additional information about liner replacement and trim length details.

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                                        PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – New Swivel Design on the Bernard FILTAIR Fume Extraction Gun

                                        PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT –
                                        New Swivel Design on the Bernard FILTAIR Fume Extraction Gun

                                        The improved swivel design on the Bernard® FILTAIR™ fume extraction MIG gun now uses threads to retain the vacuum hose and eliminates the front band-it clamp from both amperage models. This redesign will improve performance and avoids replacing the hose clamp with a larger head.

                                        What Changed?

                                        The new design threads into the vacuum hose and cannot be removed unless the hose is cut to remove it from the threads. Removing the front band-it clamp also eliminates the possibility of the clamp getting snagged on other equipment, gloves, clothing, etc.

                                        Frequently Asked Questions

                                        Did any part numbers change?

                                        Answer: The new threaded swivels are backwards compatible with existing guns. As a result, swivel part numbers did not change.

                                        • 300 amp = 2810008
                                        • 400 amp = 2810009

                                        How can you tell the difference between the old version and the new 2013 design?

                                        Answer: New 2013 design will not have the metal front band-it clamp located on the hose near the rear of the handle. See Figure below: 

                                        Image of FILTAIR connection bracket - OLD
                                        OLD Version
                                        Image of FILTAIR connection bracket removed - NEW
                                        New 2013 Design

                                          NEW PRODUCT – Bernard 250 amp S-Gun MIG Gun

                                          NEW PRODUCT –
                                          Bernard 250 amp S-Gun MIG Gun

                                          Image of 250 amp MIG Gun

                                          NEW! Ideal for shipbuilding and construction industries to reduce downtime and increase productivity!

                                          • NEW! Locked rotatable neck eliminates downtime at start of shift due to missing necks resulting in reduced operator costs
                                          • Locked rotatable neck is easily serviceable by maintenance
                                          • Steel monocoil power cable is composed of lightweight steel coils that provide exceptional conduit for shielding gas flow and wire feeding
                                          • Advanced molded handle design can withstand rough conditions and is ergonomically designed to offer better comfort and control even after extended use
                                          • Quik Tip™ consumables are designed with a threaded taper lock that increases tip life by providing excellent heat transfer and electrical conductivity
                                          • Built for exceptional performance and comfort in the most demanding environements – specifically shipbuilding and construction industries

                                           Learn more on the 250 amp S-Gun MIG gun product page. 


                                            NEW PRODUCT – Bernard FILTAIR Fume Extraction MIG Gun

                                            NEW PRODUCT –
                                            Bernard FILTAIR Fume Extraction Gun

                                            Keeping a clean working environment is important.

                                            That’s why Bernard engineered the FILTAIR™ fume extraction gun.

                                            Get right to the source and extract fumes at the weld bead with this new gun!

                                            FILTAIR fume extraction MIG gun with call outs identifying extraction control regulator and vacuum hose swivel
                                            • Vacuum regulator on front of handle allows balance of suction with shielding gas flow to protect against porosity
                                            • Smaller, light weight handle improves maneuverability and operator comfort
                                            • Vacuum hose swivel on rear of handle improves flexibility and reduces wrist fatigue
                                            • Compatible with vacuum systems from most major manufacturers
                                            • Available in 300 and 400 amp models
                                            • Available with Centerfire™ or Quik Tip™ consumables that ensure reliable arc starting, help reduce spatter and are longer lasting than competitive brands
                                            • Smaller vacuum chamber improves joint access and visibility
                                            • Guns configured with a Miller direct plug include a Miller® FILTAIR vacuum hose adapter