Originally Posted by Bikeguy Joe
Just make sure you remove the cable from the housing before cutting either.
In a pinch, you can cut the cable or the outer with a bench grinder. Remove the cable and hold it at a 45 degree angle and rotate it then do the same with the outer....smooooth.
You can also cut the cable with a cold chisel.
the cable is not shielded where the cut will be...so why not use wire cutters?