TOUGH LOCK Consumables

Part of our Common Consumables Platform™, our well-known and trusted TOUGH LOCK® consumables can help to reduce your consumable costs and maintenance downtime.

TOUGH LOCK contact tips are manufactured from high-quality, high-conductivity copper using a mandrel-drawn process that controls tip tolerances. When mated with our TOUGH LOCK retaining heads, they produce lower contact tip temperatures.

Not currently using a Bernard® MIG gun? You can still enjoy the benefits of TOUGH LOCK consumables by installing them on other brands of MIG guns by using our TOUGH LOCK conversion series.

TOUGH LOCK retaining heads with dual taper technology are manufactured with a tapered design at both ends that keep your consumables locked from contact tip to neck for improved weld consistency and to maximize heat dissipation, keeping your front end consumables running even cooler!

Learn more about how you can enjoy the benefits of dual taper technology for the same price as single taper TOUGH LOCK retaining heads.

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  • Locking feature prevents contact tip and retaining head from overheating due to the loosening vibration often causes — cooler temperature reduces wear and extends consumable life
  • Greater surface area contact between the contact tip, retaining head and neck ensures better heat dissipation and guarantees positive electrical conductivity
  • Dual-lead thread design allows contact tips to be rotated 180° to a new wear position for extended contact tip life
  • Enjoy increased uptime due to less frequent consumable changes
  • TOUGH LOCK consumables are components of the Common Consumable Platform™, which allows for less inventory while maximizing flexibility and productivity across a variety of MIG welding applications

TOUGH LOCK Standard Duty (SD) Contact Tips; Copper

403-14-23for 0.023″ (0.6 mm) wire
403-14-30for 0.030″ (0.8 mm) wire
403-14-35for 0.035″ (0.9 mm) wire
403-14-1.0for 1.0 mm wire
403-14-45for 0.045″ (1.2 mm) wire

TOUGH LOCK Heavy Duty (HD) Contact Tips; Copper

403-20-30for 0.030″ (0.8 mm) wire
403-20-35for 0.035″ (0.9 mm) wire
403-20-1.0for 1.0 mm wire
403-20-45for 0.045″ (1.2 mm) wire
403-20-364for 3/64″ (1.2 mm) wire
403-20-52for 0.052″ (1.3 mm) wire
403-20-1.4for 1.4 mm wire
403-20-116for 1/16″ (1.6 mm) wire
403-20-1.8for 1.8 mm wire
403-20-78for 0.078″ (2.0 mm) wire
403-20-564for 5/64″ (2.0 mm) wire
403-20-332for 3/32″ (2.4 mm) wire

TOUGH LOCK Heavy Duty (HD) Tapered Contact Tips; Copper

403-21-30for 0.030″ (0.8 mm) wire
403-21-35for 0.035″ (0.9 mm) wire
403-21-1.0for 1.0 mm wire
403-21-45for 0.045″ (1.2 mm) wire

TOUGH LOCK Extended Life Heavy Duty (EHD) Contact Tips; Chrome Zirconium

403-27-30for 0.030″ (0.8 mm) wire
403-27-35for 0.035″ (0.9 mm) wire
403-27-1.0for 1.0 mm wire
403-27-45for 0.045″ (1.2 mm) wire
403-27-364for 3/64″ (1.2 mm) wire

TOUGH LOCK Extra Heavy Duty (EXHD) Contact Tips; Copper

603-20-1.0for 1.0 mm wire
603-20-45for 0.045″ (1.2 mm) wire
603-20-364for 3/64″ (1.2 mm) wire
603-20-52for 0.052″ (1.3 mm) wire
603-20-1.4for 1.4 mm wire
603-20-116for 1/16″ (1.6 mm) wire
603-20-564for 5/64″ (2.0 mm) wire
603-20-332for 3/32″ (2.4 mm) wire
603-20-764for 7/64″ (2.8 mm) wire
603-20-18for 1/8″ (3.2 mm) wire

TOUGH LOCK Teach Tips

403-20-01Adjustable teach tip
403-20-05Teach tip 1/2″
403-20-062Teach tip 5/8″
403-20-075Teach tip 3/4″
403-20-10mmTeach tip 10 mm
403-20-15mmTeach tip 15 mm

Air-Cooled Nozzles (Slip-On); Light-Duty

151-1-383/8″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, brass, long taper
151-1-501/2″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, brass, short taper
151-501/2″ bore, flush tip, brass, short taper

Air-Cooled Nozzles (Slip-On); Standard Duty

401-4-383/8″ bore, flush tip, copper, long taper
401-40-383/8″ bore, 1/16″ tip recess, brass, long taper
401-44-501/2″ bore, 1/4″ stick out, brass, bottleneck
401-48-501/2″ bore, 1/8″ stick out, brass, bottleneck
401-42-501/2″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, brass, bottleneck
401-4-501/2″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, copper, short taper
401-44-625/8″ bore, 1/4″ stick out, copper, short taper
401-8-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ stick out, copper, bottleneck
401-4-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, copper, short taper
401-4-753/4″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, copper, straight bore

Air-Cooled Nozzles (Slip-On); Heavy Duty

401-6-501/2″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, copper, short taper
401-87-569/16″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, brass, long taper
401-49-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ stick out, copper, bottleneck
401-91-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ stick out, brass, short taper
401-81-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ stick out, copper, short taper
401-87-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ stick out, brass, short taper
401-49-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ stick out, copper, bottleneck
401-30-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ stick out, brass, bottleneck
401-48-625/8″ bore, flush tip, copper, bottleneck
401-88-625/8″ bore, flush tip, brass, long taper
401-51-625/8″ bore, flush tip, brass, bottleneck
401-71-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, brass, short taper
401-72-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, brass, short taper
401-6-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, copper, short taper
401-50-625/8″ bore, 5 mm tip recess, copper, bottleneck
401-7-625/8″ bore, 1/4″ tip recess, brass, short taper
401-5-625/8″ bore, 1/4″ tip recess, copper, short taper
401-6-753/4″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, copper, short taper
401-7-753/4″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, brass, short taper
401-5-753/4″ bore, 1/4″ tip recess, copper, short taper
401-7-877/8″ bore, 1/4″ tip recess, brass, straight bore
401-10-877/8″ bore, 1/4″ tip recess, brass, straight bore

Air-Cooled Nozzles (Thread-On); Standard Duty

For use with TOUGH LOCK diffuser 404-52-25 or 404-53-25

401-42-383/8″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, copper, short taper
401-47-511/2″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, copper, short taper
401-18-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ stick out, copper, short taper
401-43-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, copper, short taper

For use with Tregaskiss® conventional diffuser 404-25 or 404-1-25, or TOUGH LOCK diffuser 404-15-25

401-16-501/2″ bore, 1/8″ stick out, copper, short taper
401-46-501/2″ bore, 1/4″ tip recess, copper, short taper
401-41-501/2″ bore, extended reach, brass, short taper

Air-Cooled Nozzles (Thread-On); Heavy Duty

For use with TOUGH LOCK diffuser 404-52-25 or 404-53-25

401-41-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ stick out, brass, long taper
401-30-62T5/8″ bore, 1/8″ stick out, brass, bottleneck
401-14-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, copper, short taper

Water-Cooled Nozzles; Standard Duty

For use with Bernard® 450 amp T-Gun™ semi-automatic water-cooled MIG guns

451-6-501/2″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, copper, short taper
451-5-625/8″ bore, 1/4″ tip recess, copper, short taper
451-6-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, copper, short taper
451-8-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ stick out, copper, short taper
451-6-753/4″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, copper, short taper

Water-Cooled Nozzles; Heavy Duty

For use with Bernard® 450 amp T-Gun™ semi-automatic and Tregaskiss® 350 amp MW1 fixed automatic water-cooled MIG guns

451-1-625/8″ bore, 1/4″ tip recess, copper, short taper
451-61-625/8″ bore, flush tip, copper, short taper

For use with Bernard® 600 amp T-Gun™ semi-automatic and Tregaskiss® 385 amp MW1 fixed automatic water-cooled MIG guns

601-5-625/8″ bore, 1/4″ tip recess, nickel-plated bronze, short taper
601-6-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, nickel-plated bronze, short taper
601-5-753/4″ bore, 1/4″ tip recess, nickel-plated bronze, short taper
601-6-753/4″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, nickel-plated bronze, short taper
601-5-75-3Insulator for 601 Series Nozzle

Water-Cooled Nozzles; Heavy Duty

For use with Tregaskiss® 600 amp robotic water-cooled MIG guns

650-6-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, chrome, short taper
651-5-625/8″ bore, 1/4″ tip recess, chrome, short taper
651-6-625/8″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, chrome, short taper
650-6-753/4″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, chrome, short taper
651-5-753/4″ bore, 1/4″ tip recess, chrome, short taper
651-6-753/4″ bore, 1/8″ tip recess, chrome, short taper

TOUGH LOCK Retaining Heads; Single Taper

404-30-25for robotic applications; heavy duty, qty: 25
404-30for robotic applications; heavy duty, qty: 100
404-30-250for robotic applications; heavy duty, qty: 250
404-14-25for robotic applications; standard duty, qty: 25
404-14for robotic applications; standard duty, qty: 100
404-20-25for semi-automatic applications; heavy duty, qty: 25
404-20for semi-automatic applications; heavy duty, qty: 100
404-20-250for semi-automatic applications; heavy duty, qty: 250
404-14-25for semi-automatic applications; standard duty, qty: 25
404-14for semi-automatic applications; standard duty, qty: 100
404-38-25for 600 amp water-cooled applications; diffuser, qty: 25
403-38for 600 amp water-cooled applications; diffuser, qty: 100

TOUGH LOCK Retaining Heads; Dual Taper

404-32-25for robotic applications; heavy duty, qty: 25
404-32for robotic applications; heavy duty, qty: 100
404-32-250for robotic applications; heavy duty, qty: 250
404-18-25for robotic applications; standard duty, qty: 25
404-18for robotic applications; standard duty, qty: 100
404-26-25for semi-automatic applications; heavy duty, qty: 25
404-26for semi-automatic applications; heavy duty, qty: 100
404-26-250for semi-automatic applications; heavy duty, qty: 250
404-18-25for semi-automatic applications; standard duty, qty: 25
404-18for semi-automatic applications; standard duty, qty: 100

TOUGH LOCK Retaining Heads; Thread-On

For New Style Thread-On Nozzles

404-51-25Single taper retaining head for robotic applications; heavy duty, qty: 25
404-52Dual taper retaining head for robotic applications; heavy duty, qty: 10
404-52-25Dual taper retaining head for robotic applications; heavy duty, qty: 25

Compatible Liners


QUICK LOAD® Liners

415-23-15Qfor 0.023″ wire, 15′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-23-15
415-30-6Qfor 0.030″ wire, 6′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-30-6
415-30-15Qfor 0.030″ wire, 15′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-30-15
415-35-6Qfor 0.035″ – 0.045″ wire, 6′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-35-6
415-35-10Qfor 0.035″ – 0.045″ wire, 10′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-35-10
415-35-15Qfor 0.035″ – 0.045″ wire, 15′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-35-15
415-35-25Qfor 0.035″ – 0.045″ wire, 25′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-35-25
415-116-6Qfor 0.045″ – 1/16″ wire, 6′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-116-6
415-116-10Qfor 0.045″ – 1/16″ wire, 10′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-116-10
415-116-15Qfor 0.045″ – 1/16″ wire, 15′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-116-15
415-116-25Qfor 0.045″ – 1/16″ wire, 25′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-116-25
415-564-6Qfor 1/16″ – 5/64″ wire, 6′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-564-6
415-564-15Qfor 1/16″ – 5/64″ wire, 15′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-564-15
415-564-25Qfor 1/16″ – 5/64″ wire, 25′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-564-25
415-332-6Qfor 0.078″ – 3/32″ wire, 6′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-332-6
415-332-15Qfor 0.078″ – 3/32″ wire, 15′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-332-15
415-332-25Qfor 0.078″ – 3/32″ wire, 25′ length; high carbon steel – round wound; replaces conventional liner 415-332-25

QUICK LOAD Liner Retainers

Required for initial QUICK LOAD liner installation only (sold separately)

415-24*for 0.078″ – 3/32″ wire
415-26*for 0.030″ – 5/64″ wire
415-37**for 0.030″ – 5/64″ wire
*Compatible with Tregaskiss® robotic and automatic MIG guns and Bernard® BTB and TGX® semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns
**Compatible with most Tweco® MIG guns

Tregaskiss® Conventional Liners

For use with Tregaskiss robotic and automatic MIG guns

415-23-15for 0.023″ wire, 15′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-30-6for 0.030″ wire, 6′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-30-15for 0.030″ wire, 15′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-35-6for 0.035″ – 0.045″ wire, 6′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-35-10for 0.035″ – 0.045″ wire, 10′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-35-15for 0.035″ – 0.045″ wire, 15′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-35-25for 0.035″ – 0.045″ wire, 25′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-116-6for 0.045″ – 1/16″ wire, 6′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-116-10for 0.045″ – 1/16″ wire, 10′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-116-15for 0.045″ – 1/16″ wire, 15′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-116-25for 0.045″ – 1/16″ wire, 25′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-564-6for 1/16″ – 5/64″ wire, 6′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-564-15for 1/16″ – 5/64″ wire, 15′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-564-25for 1/16″ – 5/64″ wire, 25′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-332-6for 0.078″ – 3/32″ wire, 6′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-332-15for 0.078″ – 3/32″ wire, 15′ length; high carbon steel – round wound
415-332-25for 0.078″ – 3/32″ wire, 25′ length; high carbon steel – round wound

Bernard® Conventional Liners

For use with Bernard BTB and all legacy Q-Gun™, S-Gun™ and T-Gun™ semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns

Liner Color:
L1A-15Yellowfor 0.023″-0.030″ (0.6-0.8 mm) wire, 15 ft (4.57 m)
L1A-25Yellowfor 0.023″-0.030″ (0.6-0.8 mm) wire, 25 ft (7.62 m)
L2A-15Greenfor 0.030″-0.035″ (0.8-0.9 mm) wire, 15 ft (4.57 m)
L2A-25Greenfor 0.030″-0.035″ (0.8-0.9 mm) wire, 25 ft (7.62 m)
L3A-15*Whitefor 0.035″-0.045″ (0.9-1.2 mm) wire, 15 ft (4.57 m)
L3A-25*Whitefor 0.035″-0.045″ (0.9-1.2 mm) wire, 25 ft (7.62 m)
L4A-15**Redfor 0.045″-1/16″ (1.2-1.6 mm) wire, 15 ft (4.57 m)
L4A-25**Redfor 0.045″-1/16″ (1.2-1.6 mm) wire, 25 ft (7.62 m)
L6A-15Bluefor 5/64″ (2.0 mm) wire, 15 ft (4.57 m)
L6A-25Bluefor 5/64″ (2.0 mm) wire, 25 ft (7.62 m)
L7A-15Greyfor 3/32″ (2.4 mm) wire, 15 ft (4.57 m)
L7A-25Greyfor 3/32″ (2.4 mm) wire, 25 ft (7.62 m)
L8A-15Blackfor 7/64″-1/8″ (2.8-3.2 mm) wire, 15 ft (4.57 m)
L8A-25Blackfor 7/64″-1/8″ (2.8-3.2 mm) wire, 25 ft (7.62 m)
*Standard liner for guns using 0.035″ and 0.045″ wire
**Standard liner for guns using 1/16″ wire

Liners for Aluminum Wire

415-45-02Polymer liner for 0.035″ – 3/64″ aluminum wire, 10′ length
415-45-03Polymer liner for 0.035″ – 3/64″ aluminum wire, 15′ length
415-35-2Steel wrapped nylon liner for 0.035″ – 0.045″ aluminum wire, 15′ length
415-45-04Polymer liner for 0.035″ – 3/32″ aluminum wire, 25′ length
415-116-2Steel wrapped nylon liner for 0.045″ – 1/16″ aluminum wire, 15′ length
415-116-22Polymer liner for 3/64″ – 1/16″ aluminum wire, 10′ length
415-116-23Polymer liner for 3/64″ – 1/16″ aluminum wire, 15′ length
415-116-26Polymer liner for 3/64″ – 1/16″ aluminum wire, 25′ length

Jump Liners

Not recommended for use with QUICK LOAD liners

QJL-2330Jump Liner for 0.023″ (0.6 mm) – 0.030″ (0.8 mm) wire; 14″ length
QJL-2330-XLJump Liner for 0.023″ (0.6 mm) – 0.030″ (0.8 mm) wire; 27″ length
QJL-3545Jump Liner for 0.035″ (0.9 mm) – 0.045″ (1.2 mm) wire; 14″ length
QJL-3545-XLJump Liner for 0.035″ (0.9 mm) – 0.045″ (1.2 mm) wire; 27″ length
QJL-116Jump Liner for 1/16″ (1.6 mm) wire; 14″ length
QJL-116-XLJump Liner for 1/16″ (1.6 mm) wire; 27″ length
QJLH-116Heavy Duty (HD) Jump Liner for 1/16″ (1/6 mm) wire; 14″ length
QJLN-364Nylon Jump Liner for 0.035″ (0.9 mm) – 3/64″ (1.2 mm) aluminum wire; 14″ length
QJLN-116Nylon Jump Liner for 1/16″ (1.6 mm) aluminum wire; 14″ length

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