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    Hello again. Does anyone know where I can purchase new leaf switches for payout, low balls and such. So far all lever type switches I find are to harsh to work properly. thanks in advance.


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    i have always been lucky enough to repair them..

    if ya find them please post as i would like to buy a few extra,

    with a 3d printer ya could make your own
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    Default Re: Leaf switches

    Ditto. All the available microswitches I've been able to find are too stiff.

    Maybe the lever arm could be lengthened and the switch itself be positioned further away to accommodate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moparformances View Post
    i have always been lucky enough to repair them..

    if ya find them please post as i would like to buy a few extra,

    with a 3d printer ya could make your own
    I've actually created some 3D replacement housings for leaf switches. The .stl file prints 6 different styles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moparformances View Post
    i have always been lucky enough to repair them..

    if ya find them please post as i would like to buy a few extra,

    with a 3d printer ya could make your own
    I am making them. Tell me what design you want and I'll set you up.

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    Here are some pics destined for A future how too thread. But I'll make them for anybody that wants them...ill post a more comprehensive breakdown of the various styles and uses, and then make up the 3D drawings to address them. I have enough copper now to make hundreds if not thousands....lol

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    Plenty of copper stock

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    Default Re: Leaf switches

    I’m interested

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    Here is one I made and used on my Maruhon. I've been playing it and it seems to be working fine. Was even able to use the existing holes and nails to attach it.

    What brand machine are you working on? Let's see if I might have one to model amongst my machines.

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    Does this help?
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    Yes. Sorry I was just looking at your other post and saw the machine. (that I actually commented on) but didn't notice the username was the same.

    Anyway yes, I have multiple Sankyos I can refer to. I'll post a pic of my copy of the switch later today and see what you think.

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    I posted the wrong back. I edited my post above. The one I'm restoring first is the Nishijin Model B

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    No problem. I've already made the two Nishijin switch housings. Just need to make the contacts and assemble them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caltiki View Post
    Hello again. Does anyone know where I can purchase new leaf switches for payout, low balls and such. So far all lever type switches I find are to harsh to work properly. thanks in advance.
    I normally make them. They are pretty easy to do.

    For the DIY'ers, this is how I do it.

    For the housing, I use those plastic wall anchors for wire shelfing. With a razor knife, I cut off the screw cover and the plastic wall stud on the back. With the razor knife, I cut 2 slits in the housing for the metal strips to slide into. The metal strips are cut to 3/16 inches wide and to what ever length you need. I cut them from metal roof flashing.

    On one end of the metal strips, I bend a small circle, for the wire to fit into. The bottom leg, I bend so that when the top leg touches it, it has 3/4 inch contact area. Rather than just the ends touching.

    With the metal strips slide into the housing and positioned, I use the tip of the soldering gun and melt the plastic slits to securely hold them. Insert the wires into the bent circles and solder.


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    the one thing i add when I'm rebuilding them is, i fire the hot glue gun up and fill/seal the solder points in glue so the wires don't pull out
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    Havenít been on for a bit thank you for all the replies and all the information


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