Sanwa JLW-TM-8 Ball Top Joystick

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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)

Product features:
* 4 and 8 way movement
* High quality
* Smooth motion
* Extremely durable
* Ball top handle - Classic retro style

Wiring Info: 
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


  • 5
    Sanwa JLW

    Posted by Johnny on 22nd May 2022

    This is my favorite joystick and i use these in both my fightsticks and arcade cabinet.

    It's also the only stick i can pull of the Daigo perry with lol

  • 5
    Really good Joystick

    Posted by TJF on 21st Sep 2019

    This was just was I was looking for! Fairly short travel and super tight and clicky. Feels solid. It will last a while. Only thing to note is that I needed to sand off a couple millimeters on the left and right side of the plate to fit it into the Bitcade Cyclops unit. But that was easy enough to do with just a bit of sandpaper.

  • 4
    Pretty good

    Posted by Kyle on 15th Mar 2018

    This joystick feels very well made, not cheap like the original kit stick I bought. I was looking for something with stiffer springs and boy did this one deliver. I like it quite a bit. Throw distance feels pretty short which I like, despite slag listing the throw distance as long. The springs are probably just a little stiffer than I'd prefer and I can tell that the diagonals are a bit harder to hit. All in all, it's pretty good stick.

  • 4

    Posted by Retrograde Machines on 6th Dec 2017

    A good all-rounder with great feel. It's also a tough little cookie!

  • 5
    excellent joystick

    Posted by Massimo Alberici on 12th Nov 2017

    I bought 2 to replace old Seimitsu joysticks on my Naomi cab. Great feel, excellent response with fighting and beat 'em up games.

  • 5
    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.

  • 5
    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.

  • 5
    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Rosario on 16th Jun 2016

    Excellent products at low price

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