One day when I walked to the dumpsters to get rid of our trash I found this thrown in there. I have two of those locks and thought if lucky one of the keys might open the lock. No such luck. I would really like to have the cable though. How hard can it be to cut through that shackle?
Well I was to learn VERY HARD!
A hack saw didn't even make a mark. I got out my saber saw fitted with a metal cutting blade. Ha! Barely a scratch. I Googled it. Cutting torch. Nope, don't have that. Angle grinder. Nope, have one back at the house though. Dremel Tool with cut-off disc. Yeah! That I have. I wish I had looked to see how long I worked on this until I finally got frustrated and quit. It was making headway but was agonizingly slow. The next morning I went at it again. You cannot imagine the pleasure I felt when the shackle feel apart. Yet I couldn't twist it enough to slip the cable out.
I'd have to finish the second cut.
Instead I tried gripping it with pliers and working it back and forth it finally snapped away.
Was it worth it? Yes as I can use that cable and besides, what else to do I have to do?
Would I do it again?