I'm asking this only for curiosity.
Suppose I lost my Kensington lock key: how to take my laptop with me?
Part 1 of the process is breaking the cable with heavy scissors, the ones also used by gardeners to prune bushes, or even better one like the following:
This allows to bring laptop home, at least...
This leaves the lock still attached to laptop, and here comes part 2 of the process: how to remove the final piece of Kensington from laptop in order to replace it with the newly purchased one?