Bernard is targeting heavy-duty welding applications with its T-Gun semi-automatic air-cooled MIG gun — a straight-handle welding gun that can be built to order online. Customizing each order ensures users have the design features they require for their particular welding tasks, even in the “most abusive environments,” according to the developer. Users simply answer a series of questions related to amperage, cable length, neck style and more at Bernard’s online retail source.

The Bernard T-Gun semi-automatic air-cooled MIG gun was formerly called the Tregaskiss Tough Gun semi-automatic MIG gun.

In addition to its customizable features, this welding gun includes an exclusive Double-Life MIG gun system, which allows users to “flip” the front end of the gun when it becomes worn, replacing it with the identical back end to extend the life of the product.

Another design detail of the T-Gun semi-automatic air-cooled MIG Gun is an “aircraft-grade” aluminum armored neck with an insulated copper conductor tube (rated over 650 amps) to prevent overheating, even after continuous use. Two spare leads, as well as a free control plug (excluding dual schedule models) and power pin are standard with the welding gun.

T-Gun products use Bernard’s Tough Lock consumables, which add to the durability of the MIG products. These nozzles, contact tips and gas diffusers are designed to help dissipate heat and maintain positive electrical conductivity, both features that help the consumables run cooler and last longer, according to the developer, and they help minimize downtime during changeovers.

Another time-saving detail of the welding gun is its Quick Load liner, which according to Bernard, requires less than half the time and effort to replace than conventional-style liners. It’s a two-piece system that installs from the front of the welding gun after the user installs a retainer inside the power pin on the first use.

MIG welders also may choose the Quick Load Liner AutoLength Systemin conjunction with the Quick Load Liners: it’s a spring-loaded module that sits inside the power pin to apply constant pressure on the liner, keeping it seated properly in the retaining head and helping to minimize wire-feeding problems associated with incorrect liner length.

Bernard T-Gun Semi-Automatic Air-Cooled MIG Guns are available in standard size models rated at 350, 450, 550, and 650 amps, as well as a Compact Series in a 350-amp model.  The gun is also available with power cables in 10, 12, 15, 20, 25 foot and custom lengths.