I've seen utility workers use angle grinders to cut cable. I use an angle grinder on EHS. I tape the cable with masking tape, then cut through with the angle grinder. I wear safety glasses. The angle grinder is dangerous to use at height because we are not used to them like we are chainsaws, so keep that in mind and respect the tool. I get really nice flat cut, but the metal cable strands melt into each other just a tiny bit. I can tap them to free them up.Ok. I mean I have an angle grinder (and it's allot lighter than the SH I just purchased), but it's another tool in the tree - are you saying you wouldn't use an angle grinder style tool at all for this purpose? I'd use a pair of dikes if I could cut through one strand at a time. Not a big deal, and that would actually be my preferred method, if it works. I've never handled EHS, hence all the questions.
I like @cerviarborist method and am jealous of it. It is safer than an angle grinder. I do question if his tool is compatible with all terminations, and it's just a question. I'd like to see what the cut cable looks like.
I use Endz with 5/16ths metal cabling and it is important to have the details of the cut sorted out before you show up on site or you'll end up "learning" and lot, which is a synonym for swearing.
On metal cabling and bracing day, I show up with three m18 fuel tools and a corded superhawg. I hang the tools I need on speedline clips on a sling at each branch where I am working.