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    Posted: 09/13/2020 at 8:26pm
I just sold my older Butterfly Centrefold 25 table (with the red frame) and ordered an Octet 25 as its replacement. I haven’t received the new table yet, and I have a few questions for anyone that has experience with it.

1) How difficult was assembly? Did it require 2 or more people to put together?

2) Does it have locks/brakes on the caster wheels? From the pictures online, it looks like it does not. If that’s the case, do you have any issues with the table moving during play if it is bumped?

3) When setting up the table for play, do the two sides “clip” or “snap” together in the middle creating a uniform gap between the two sides every time or do you simply push them together with no gap between the two sides? My older Centrefold had a weakened hinge after many years of use, and the gap between the two sides was always a little different each time I set it up, which annoyed me on such an expensive table. I actually had to use the clamp of the net to keep the proper gap in place so the table would be the regulation length of 9ft. 

I appreciate any help you guys can provide me!

Thanks, CK
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ckhirnigs113, did you end up getting that table? I'm also considering it, and was wondering about the same questions (how was the assembly, does the wheels have locks, how's the gap), and how have you been liking the table so far.
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If you have the space and can "afford" not to take it down every time I would go with the simpler one - Europa 25. I got mine about six months ago and couldn't be happier. It's a super simple construction, no assembly required -- essentially "set it and forget it". 
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I think your choice is spot on: https://shop.butterflyonline.com/Octet-25-Table

The table separates in 2 independent halves and they can be stored in different places or put together. It's the very best choice. 

A discipline to have with that kind of table: when we put them away encapsulated together and pushing them around as one, it is possible to accidentally have one rub the surface of the other and that's the only risk to manage, it is very easy a mistake to do and then you will be sorry to have the surfaces scratched everywhere in no time. If you have to put the table away regularly, I recommend you drive the 2 halves one by one and have them side to side with their surface facing an empty wall.

Congrats on your purchase, you really treated yourself good! Clap


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