Banana Republic vegan suede jacket xxs petite c/o, mock neck top c/o xxs, ankle strap heels 5, tie waist skirt 00 petite (waist runs small)
I’ve tried out each of these pieces over the past few weeks, and fell in love and raved about them individually. They’re versatile standouts, but when paired together they’re even better than the sum of their parts – this is one of those instant “feel good” ensembles! Everything here fits well and checks off the boxes on some of my go-to tips for looking more long & lean: 1) rich neutral toned heels, 2) high waisted bottoms, 3) mock necklines (instead of full turtlenecks). I have loved partnering with Banana Republic on their size inclusive options and truly think this fall collection is one of their best yet!
Ankle strap pump (in camel, red, black, or leopard)
These remind me of an old, sold out pair of ankle strap pumps I have in taupe that I always get questions on, so definitely scoop these up while sizes are still in stock! The camel color is incredibly lengthening, but the other options would look very sharp. Considering these have a 3+ inch skinny heel, they are surprisingly comfortable with no breaking in needed for me.
Vegan suede moto jacket (also in black vegan leather)
Fit: TTS; slim fit.
This might be one of my all time favorite pieces from Banana Republic. The fit of my usual petite size is very good throughout with a nice, slim fit, although if I had to nitpick I’d prefer the sleeves an inch shorter. The fabric is a medium to heavier weight and is soft with a suede like “brushed” feel. BR also made a black vegan leather jacket in the same cut, which has great reviews and is still available starting in xxs petite!
Mock neck leopard tee
Fit: TTS with stretch; slim fit.
Very soft modal tee with a smooth finish that feels nice against the skin. The neck opening was slightly small on me but stretches to a more comfortable fit. I’ve been a big fan of these mid length sleeves since petite ladies don’t need alterations, and they can look a little more elevated than regular short sleeves. Tuck this into high waisted jeans for a night out or a pencil skirt + either black or camel blazer for the office!
Tie waist skirt
Fit: Waist runs small. Size 00 petite measures 12.25″ across the waist.
Most bottoms fit a little roomy on me off the rack, but this was a perfect fit and sat at my higher natural waist (ideal in my opinion, for visually elongating the legs)! Very chic trench-like design with a flattering tie waist. Hidden side pockets are a bonus – they come stitched up so you just need to take little scissors or a seam ripper to open them up. This skirt is a great candidate for pairing with chunky fall sweaters and ankle booties, and I like the other reviewer’s pairing with a bodysuit and loafers!
Other noteworthy pieces for fellow lovers of animal print:
Tailored leopard jacket
If you missed out on my leopard topcoat from years past, I like that this looks like a darker print scheme that should pair effortlessly with black outfits (basically my default all winter).
Animal print midi dress
Wore this to a speaking event this weekend with the aforementioned suede jacket and got so many compliments! I’ve also paired it with mules or neutral flats for the playground with Nori and will be wearing this with ankle booties and a black jacket when the weather cools. A long animal print dress may seem like too much to sport regularly, but trust me in that it’s a great one-and-done piece that looks chic with very minimal styling effort! One thing I do though is swap out the sash belt for a solid colored one that better defines my waist.
Fit of this dress is TTS and there are functional buttons down the front center so you can open up the bottom to show a little slit if desired. Note the wrist openings are narrow so I need to unbutton that area before putting the dress on & off! There is a flounce skirt at the bottom and the material is light to medium weight.
Leopard midi dress xxs petite c/o, Gucci belt (sizing info & my review)
Thank you to Banana Republic for partnering on this post.
#Collaboration #BananaRepublic #Outfits-Casual #Fall
Best Table Saw
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For this post, I have put together a collection of the best table saws currently available.
UPDATED: September 12, 2019
MY TOP PICK:
If you are looking for the best overall, I recommend the SawStop PCS175 because it features a smooth glide fence, dust collection shroud, and a safety system that automatically stops the blade if touched.
A table saw is a woodworking tool consisting of a saw blade, mounted on an arbor, that is driven by an electric motor (either directly, by belt, or by gears). The blade protrudes through the surface of a table, which provides support for the material, usually wood, being cut. Also, given its large size, a table saw is less portable than a compound miter saw or circular saw.
The depth of the cut is varied by moving the blade up and down. The higher the blade protrudes above the table, the deeper the cut that is made in the material. The angle of cut is controlled by adjusting the angle of blade.
Typically it is used for ripping large pieces of wood quickly, compared with a scroll saw or band saw which is used for smaller, detailed cutting.
The following best table saws use the latest innovative components to meet your needs and help to ensure you do your best work.
So here is my list of The 10 Best Table Saws
1. SawStop PCS175 Table Saw
SawStop PCS175-TGP236 1.75-HP Professional Cabinet Saw Assembly with 36-Inch Professional T-Glide Fence System, Rails and Extension Table
Ideal for both craftsmen and hobbyists, the SawStop 1.75 horsepower Professional Cabinet Saw delivers the performance you need with the peace of mind only SawStop's patented safety system can provide.
The safety system detects when someone accidentally contacts the spinning saw blade, and then stops the blade in milliseconds — resulting in just a nick on a SawStop saw instead of the devastating injury.
Provides 99 percent dust collection both above and below the table.
Comes with a 36-inch T-Glide fence system for added strength and increased precision as well as rails and extension table.
Riving knife that minimizes kickback and provides protection during non-through cuts.
Left-tilting blade that helps prevent wood from binding against the fence.
110-volt power requirement, making it great for the home shop as it delivers the convenience of plugging in anywhere.
2. JET 708675PK Table Saw
JET 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe 3-Horsepower, 1Ph, 50-Inch Rip Fence
This Deluxe XACTASAW has a quick-release riving knife and integrated arbor lock that's more efficient and keeps the operator safe.
This Deluxe XACTASAW model offers an upgraded Poly-V belt drive system for smooth operation and optimal power transfer, plus a fully shrouded blade for highly efficient dust collection.
The 26in. x 30in. wings and deeper table provide even more cast iron to work on.
A built-in storage drawer sealed from the cabinet keeps accessories within easy reach.
Standard 11in. left and right cast iron extension wings provide the largest table surface in its class.
Three matched V-belts deliver full power to the blade
Rail-mounted magnetic switch is easy to reach and provides overload protection.
Deluxe miter gauge with adjustable positive stops and large soft grip handles provides large crosscutting capacity and accurate miters.
Heavy-duty chrome-plated handwheels contribute to smooth trunnion/arbor movement.
Precision ground high luster cast iron table tops with front edge bevel for hassle-free workpiece positioning.
3. Grizzly G0690 Table Saw
Grizzly G0690 Cabinet Table Saw with Riving Knife, 10-Inch
Destined to be the gold standard for 10 foot left tilting Cabinet Table Saws, this saw will be the focal point in any shop.
Heavy-duty cast iron trunnions, precision-ground cast iron table with miter gauge T-slots.
Heavy-duty powder coated cabinet.
3 HP Leeson motor and triple belt drive to its massive cast iron table and wings.
Camlock T-fence with HDPE face.
heavy cast handwheels, magnetic switch.
T-slot miter gauge and 4 foot dust collection port.
Includes quick release riving knife, quick release blade guard and push stick.
Quick release for changing guard/riving knife.
Includes standard and dado table inserts.
4. DEWALT DW745 Jobsite Table Saw
DEWALT DW745 10-Inch Compact Job-Site Table Saw with 20-Inch Max Rip Capacity - 120V
The DEWALT versatile 10-Inch Jobsite Table Saw features the Site-Pro Modular Guarding System for application-specific setups that result in quick, accurate cuts.
It pairs a portable design with a powerful 15 amp motor and large 20-inch rip capacity.
10-inch blade spins at a no-load speed of 3,850 rpm for quick, clean cuts--no matter what the application.
Exclusive fence configuration enables a huge 20-inch rip capacity.
Rack and pinion fence rails make fence adjustments fast, smooth, and accurate.
The fence's telescoping design allows the rails to move out to 20 inches to rip full sheets of materials or be retracted for a compact design that's easy to transport.
Table surface is coated to reduce friction for improved cut quality across the board.
Metal roll cage base provides a sturdy setup and improved durability when compared with plastic bases.
A handy 2-1/2-inch dust collection port allows you to connect the saw to a Shop-Vac for efficient dust extraction and a cleaner work area.
5. Bosch 4100-09 Table Saw
Bosch 10-Inch Worksite Table Saw 4100-09 with Gravity-Rise Wheeled Stand; Portable Table Saw
The Smart Guard System is the first ever quick and easy-to-use modular blade guard, anti-kickback pawls and riving knife system.
Provides superior control over the material and maximum visibility while cutting.
Engineered for maximum trueness, the 'Squarelock' Rip Fence glides along the rail at a finger's touch or locks into place for solid and consistent cutting performance.
Easy set up and take down of your table saw; heavy-duty construction and 8" pneumatic wheels allow the Gravity-Rise stand to handle the toughest jobsites.
Integrated Sub-base increases tool life by handling jobsite abuse, while protecting the table saw's base.
Built-in sub-base and tabletop carry handles add to the saw's portability from jobsite to jobsite.
On tool storage for all saw attachments and tools.
Soft Start and 'Constant Response' Circuitry for quiet and smoother start-up, reduced start-up torque and maintaining speed under load.
Exclusive Arbor Lock for single wrench blade changes.
6. SKIL 3410-02 Table Saw
SKIL 3410-02 10-Inch Table Saw with Folding Stand
The 3410 SKIL Table Saw is ideal for DIY woodworkers looking to tackle bigger projects in and around the house.
Rip long boards to width, cross cut smaller pieces, miter or bevel – this powerful table saw features 3-1/2-inch cut height capacity to slice through 4X the material.
The 20 x 26-inch cast aluminum table supports your work, and the self-aligning rip fence.
The 3410 Table Saw sets up fast with the Quick-Mount system on a heavy-duty steel stand.
A 15 amp motor is perfect for ripping through all varieties of wood.
Includes a durable steel folding stand with quick-mount that makes setup quick and easy, and storage convenient.
The 3-1/2-inch cut height can cut through 4x the material in one pass, providing the cutting capacity necessary for tackling various carpentry and woodworking projects.
An EZ view measurement system and self-aligning rip fence ensure accurate settings and measurements.
7. Makita 2705 Table Saw
Makita 2705 10-Inch Contractor Table Saw
Makita's 2705 10-Inch Contractor Table Saw is a versatile and powerful table saw for use in the shop or on the jobsite.
The 2705 combines a range of convenience and ease-of-use features with large capacity and 15 amp power.
Adjustable dual slide guards allow for ease of measurements from the blade to the rip fence for cutting setups
Riving knife/spreader adjusts to 3 different positions for through, non-through, and dado cuts.
Right extension table allows for greater cutting capacity with the capability to rip 4x8 sheets of plywood.
The 2705 is powered by a 15 amp motor that delivers 4,800 rpm with an electric brake for maximum productivity.
The large cutting capacity (3-5/8 inches at 90 degrees and 2-1/2 inches at 45 degrees)
Can rip 4X material in one pass and can use up to a 6 x 13/16-inch dado blade.
Features a tool-less modular blade guard system with adjustable dual side guards to allow for ease of measurement from the blade to the rip fence for cutting setups.
Precision adjustment features include a 3/8 x 3/4 inch T-slot miter gauge with grooves that securely support cutting material for wide crosscutting jobs.
8. Powermatic PM1000 Table Saw
Powermatic PM1000 1791001K Table Saw 50-Inch Fence
Bring some of the Gold standard home to your workshop with the Powermatic PM1000 Cabinet Table Saw.
Wired for 115V usage and runs off a 1-3/4HP motor with a poly-v belt that reduces vibration and maximizes motor efficiency.
30" Accu-Fence system.
Blade surround and collection hose provide an unobstructed path, maximizing dust collection.
Conveniently located hands free power switch.
Tool-less guard assembly with independent side leaves is easy to use, maximizing safety.
The sturdy miter gauge pivots 60 degrees to either side, allowing easy adjustment for a full range of cuts.
9. Craftsman Evolv 28461 Table Saw
Craftsman Evolv 15 Amp 10 In. Table Saw 28461
The Craftsman 10 inch table saw has a sheer table top for smooth cuts every time.
Potent 15 amp motor powers through tough materials cut after cut.
Easy to adjust miter gauge gives you quick, accurate control for tight bevels and corners.
Advanced guarding system delivers versatility and superior blade coverage in a safe package.
Upper guarding assembly installs via clamp with latching action.
Spreader easily repositions to lower riving knife position via a tool-free internal cam lever (lower riving knife position for non-thru cuts only).
Push button assembly makes the anti-kickback pawl easy to use and safe.
Fence is quick release mounted for fast rip adjustment.
Large 25" x 17" steel table top work surface support a variety of material big and small.
Rack and pinion blade height control delivers smooth, accurate adjustment even on the fly.
10. SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 Table Saw
SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10" Portable Worm Drive Table Saw with 25" Rip Capacity
SKILSAW introduces the world's first Worm Drive table saw specifically designed for ripping.
Built with Worm Drive gearing for maximum torque and power, the SPT70WT-01.
Dual Field motor which provides an increase in cutting speed and a smooth startup for a saw that runs cooler and lasts longer.
Large cuts can be managed more easily with the saw's ability to rip full sheets of plywood in half with a 3-1/2 in. depth of cut and 25 in. rip capacity.
Durable all-steel roll cage design and a die cast aluminum top, the 49 lb. table saw stays lightweight for quick and easy jobsite setup and transportation.
I hope this list of the best table saws was helpful.
If you think I left out one that is important or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.
Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C