Originally Posted by Air Randy
This is a very highly regarded HT, but is discontinued. Its replacement, the FT-250R just very slightly improves it at the same price. However for a few dollars more I would suggest looking at the FT-270R (the VX-170 replacement), which has a bigger display and has better waterproofing. Either way, both are very close derivatives of Vertex commercial rigs, so in a pinch could be used to drive nails or as a wheel chock.