These joysticks are a very close copy of a model made by Seimitsu who, like Sanwa, are reknowned for making top quality products.
They feature a metal universal mounting bracket and high density plastic housing which results in a joystick with a precise solid feel. Just like our Sanwa sticks they have reasonably light spring pressure. The balltop unscrews from the top of the shaft to make it easy for the joysticks to be mounted underneath your control panel. In addition these have a longer shaft that the Sanwa which makes them preferable to use in a thick timber panel.
The green restrictor plate can be removed completely or its position altered to set the joystick for 2, 4, or 8 way operation. They are shipped with the restrictor in the 8-way position.
Other features in common with the JS01 are that the joystick can be disassembled for the spring to be stretched and increase the spring pressure and also for “tuning” of microswitch sensitivity by bending their metal levels.
In all these are a very nice joystick for the price, with some unique features.
Joysticks come with a dust disc and your choice of colour in either a ball or bat top.
*PLEASE NOTE* Not all Joystick Top colours perfectly match button colours. If a close/perfect colour match is important then you may wish to check with us before ordering to avoid disappointment!
In addition, the Bat Tops (which are original Sanwa items) use a larger thread than the balls, so we fit them with a nylon sleeve so they can be fitted to all our joysticks.
For mounting joysticks into a timber panel, we prefer the “blind mounting” method which involves screwing the mounting plate of the joystick to the underside of the control panel. This leaves the top of your control panel ‘clean’ and it means your hand can rest on the panel without it rubbing across bolt heads. We use 6g 12mm Pan Head screws for this task, which you can purchase from us as Joystick Mounting Screws.
For metal panels, or timber panels thinner than 12mm, we recommend using our Joystick Mounting Bolts which appear further down this page