These type of threads are some of my favorites to read through when I am bored. I know we have some new reloaders on the board and maybe us experienced reloaders can share some tips and tricks we have learned over the years with them and each other. I believe we had a thread about it already but it is buried so deep in the archives that I could not find it. It is a good subject to revisit from time to time. I throw some torn up strips of paper towels in with my dirty cases. They do a good job of picking up dirt and making the media last longer. Some guys recommend using old dryer sheets but I don't like the smell they give my media. After I lube and size rifle cases I run them back through my tumbler to get rid of the excess case lube. You will want to clear the flash holes again but it is still worth it. If I am just cleaning a handful of cases I use a sifter type spoon to get them out of my tumbler instead of dumping the whole tumbler into my seperator. Speaking of that, if I am loading bulk rifle ammo, I size them first and tumble them again. Then I load them up in my progressive press. I use a Lee universal deprimer in the first station to clear the flash holes and load away. This makes loading a bunch of bulk plinking ammo go very quickly. I have all my presses and other equipment mounted on chunks of wood. I use C clamps to mount them on my bench. This allows me to put them away and use my bench for other projects and I can also mount my presses anywhere I can clamp them to. This comes in very handy for people reloading with limited space. Using spray lubes like Hornady One Shot I throw my cases in a Zip Lock baggy, spray, and shake. This helps distribute the spray evenly and keeps me from getting the spray all over my loading blocks and bench. A drill can be your best friend at the bench. Chuck up your tool and trim, chamfer, or polish away. Most people really dread these tasks and a drill will help make them bearable. If your press ever feels rough (or even before then) tear it completely apart and clean and regrease it. Like any tool it requires a bit of maintenance now and then. You will be surprised how much easier it is to operate after a good lube job. That is all I can think of at the moment. Whatcha got fellas?