NO, DO NOT CUT THE STAINLESS STEEL CABLE. The cable comes in 2m lengths as standard. Each cable is cut and the end is heat-sealed in our factory so it won’t fray. If you cut the cable it will fray and you won’t be able to thread on the adjustable hooks. To solve the problem of long cables, coil any excess into a small circle and tuck the end through the coil two or three times. Hook this loop of cable over the adjustable hook behind the lowest picture on your cable hanger where it is not visible.