Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
1 x 8 tap

DWFII
>I bought the Grizzly 1 x 8 tap...now I have a couple of questions:

What is the proper sise hole to drill before tapping? Looks to me like 3/4" would be about right?

Use a spade bit?

What does one use to hold the tap as it is cutting the threads? I have tap wrenches but nothing that big.

tia

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