Shortstub Stick Electrode Holder

Bernard continues to expand and improve its portfolio of MIG welding guns and consumables, but one of the first products Bernard ever introduced was the 40B Shortstub™ stick electrode holder ― and it’s still satisfying customers today!

  • Electrode can be used to within one inch of the high heat, high impact head compared with the normal three inches of electrode leftover with typical tong-type holders
  • Designed to greatly improve productivity with quick and easy electrode installation and replaceable head
  • Over 2,000 pounds of gripping pressure allows the electrode to be bent to a desired shape for access to difficult welds


  • Capacity:  400 amps at 60% duty cycle
  • Electrode Size:  1/16″ (1.6 mm) – 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Weight:  17oz (481 g)
  • Length:  8.75″ (22 cm)
  • Cable Connection:  Model “B” large ball point screw connection
  • Cable Socket:  19/32″ (1.5 cm)

Exploded View

Shortstub diagram

Part Numbers

ItemPart NumberDescription
1K40Head assembly
2S5Coil spring
3MH4Handle (molded)
4B37Connector body
5B33Ball point set screw
6ELHead insulator (pair)
8SR4Snap ring
9V4V jaw spring
11JP4Jaw pin
13PP4Pressure pi


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