im gonna try to remember this by thinking "cutting can scar".. i know it's a bit emo, but i need my memory handles
If it helps at all, I like to use 'klipper' for 'clipping' or 'cutting' and 'skär' for 'shearing', 'scoring', 'slicing', etc.
They're all oddly interchangeable, of course. I guess 'skivar' is used more for 'slicing', but you could equate that to 'cleaving' if the 'v' being there helps you remember. You're right, mnemonics are important!