Sanwa JLW-TM-8 Ball Top Joystick
The Sanwa JLW-TM-8 joysticks are 4/8 way adjustable, giving you full control over your games. Each joystick comes complete with microswitches attached, dust cover and ball top handle. These joysticks are ideal for Jamma/Mame arcade cabinets and are a great replacement for a worn out joystick in old arcade machines.
Mounting Plate: 9.5cm Long - 7.7cm Wide
Shaft Height: 4.4cm (From mounting plate to tip of thread)
Base: 3.5cm (From mounting plate to bottom of shaft)
* 4 and 8 way movement
* High quality
* Smooth motion
* Extremely durable
* Ball top handle - Classic retro style
This joystick requires 4.8mm crimped wires for connection.
This joystick has 4 x microswitches fitted with 4.8mm terminals.
Each microswitch will require 1 x 4.8mm ground connection and 1 x wire 4.8mm for signal connection.
For the ground connections, you can use the daisy chain ground harness 4.8mm. The grounds connect to the CO (common ground) terminals and the signal wires connect to the NO (normally open) terminals.
Pre-crimped wires and daisy chain harnesses can be purchased separately here:
Wires & Cables
Cracking little joystick
Posted by Steve on 17th May 2017
Really great joystick (I've used two on my slimline bartop kit.
Great feel, and work well with all forms of retro games.
THE best Sanwa joystick by far!
Posted by Martin on 19th Aug 2016
I'm on my second arcade build and the first time I opted for JLF sticks but now wish I'd have gone with these the first time, so I've bought these for my current build. Can't comment on reliability yet (although the JLFs are very reliable so I assume these will be as good if not better)
They are stiffer, shorter travel and just feel better quality and more solid than JLFs. They feel as though will stand a hammering too. Brilliant quality. If your unsure of which sanwa to choose... Get these. Simple!
Arcade world by the way are absolutely brilliant. Any questions or queries ring these guys up or email them and they respond honestly with great advise. Why can't all companies be like this with their customer service? I will never buy arcade parts from anywhere else now.
Great quality - solid build
Posted by Mem on 17th Aug 2016
These seems to be really good quality, particularly when compared to the zippy branded ones. Movement seems a bit stiffer than some of the alternatives, but not sure if that is a good or bad thing until i've played several games.
Posted by Rosario on 16th Jun 2016
Excellent products at low price
Robust version of the JLF
Posted by Craig on 30th Oct 2015
Many fighting game fanatics favour the JLF likely after getting used to the higher end console fight sticks, but it's s little too 'soft' for use in an arcade machine. The JLW is a little clickier and slightly stiffer, not through poorer quality but for sturdiness. This stick takes way more abuse than the JLF does whilst feeling very similarly, and should last a lot longer in an arcade cabinet too. Definitely the best Sanwa in my opinion and cheaper than JLF's too.
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