Clint, If that table was made by me today, I'd be changing a couple features to make it a lot safer and user friendly. The first thing I noticed when I used mine was the top handle they created. It's located left of the blade. When cutting a branch or log and you have the log positioned to cut, You have to hold the log tight into the table(with left hand) so it doesn't spin, making your arm right next to the spinning blade as your pushing the table forwards. If the log is longer than a couple feet, it quickly falls off the table to the right side. A guy only has 2 hands
and sometimes you use this thing in your backyard and a bunch of Cubfest guys/gals aren't around to help you.
The table needs to have the handle made on the right side of the table and the left side of the table also needs to be extended a good 6-8 inches to support the cut piece until you're ready to remove it. I noticed on mine that every time you make a cut, the piece falls to the ground and sometimes falls right back into the blade area. After several pieces fall, you have to remove them and then you're grabbing wood right next to the spinning blade. It takes way too much time shutting off the blade to keep the area clear.
That's just some quick changes I'd make. Anyone I've ever seen running that saw quickly switches positions. You start off running the saw grabbing their handle and then after you realize how stupid that is, you switch to pushing the table from the right side, not ever touching their handle again.
I know this is just a small saw and not meant to cut long, big mill size pieces, but just a small improovment would make the Brookfield 10 times safer.
edit: If I were to buy a reproduction table made by someone, I'd much rather buy one revised than an original looking original that doesn't function properly. Anyone that's operated one should agree, maybe.