January's item looks like a regular pair of pliers, but if you look closely, you'll see that the head
is hinged, with a small protrusion extending from the interior of each
side. Do you know what it's used for? It's 10" long with a 1"
capacity. Click here to enlarge pic, or here to see the other side.
Congrats to Harlan S. of Nashville for correctly identifying this month's item!