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Originally Posted by dutret
if it comes down to it just run to hardware store, by some decent wire clippers for $20 and cut it. You may have to use a gnawing technique but it shouldn't take more then a few minutes.
An 18" bolt-cutter will eat through these like butter - Trust me.
Its's often easier to pull the plastic shell away from the combination part, which will expose a big section of just regular metal, and that can be easier to cut though than the braided wire part.
Edit: I just remembered you said the pin was partially out, you should be able to cut through that with anything bigger than a wire clipper.