So I am still on the longarm ownership learning curve as you well know...
Here are some items that I am finding out are really absolutely necessary for a Nolting longarm owner ( I am not sure about other longarm brands). My friend Diane pointed out that they could sell a companion tool kit with the machines - Love IT! Great idea!
Allen Wrenches -- (those weird little hexagonal wrenches for those who don't speak "craftsman"). My husband very sweetly went out and bought me a large set of Standard AND Metric Allen wrenches. He was very pleased to be buying me tools so I received these very quickly!
Now you might know that I still needed him to buy me ONE more that was not included in the sets (if you can believe that) and that was a 9/64ths size. Why do you need both Standard and Metric? I don't know but you do, and for goodness sake don't forget the 9/64th's one!
I also find myself needing several screwdrivers so this arrived today also courtesy of my ever supportive husband:
Also note he added at his discretion: a set of spring action pliers, an adjustable wrench, vice grips and a 16 foot tape measure. Many of which I would have never thought I would own!
Not pictured but something very important during set up was a nice long level. Also not pictured is my very own tool box.
All my long arming friends are adamant that I learn my machine inside and out so I am sure they are all nodding and smiling in approval at my progress now! Thank you all for your wisdom and support- I am gonna need it!
And here is my ever supportive and sweet husband. Thank you honey!