The improved swivel design on the Bernard™ FILTAIR™ Fume Extraction MIG Gun now uses threads to retain the vaccuum 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.
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 equipement, gloves, clothing, etc.
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.
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:
New 2013 Design
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