vim- easy mapping to make 'd' delete (not cut), and 'leader d' cut.
There are 2 flavors to use this key mapping, either with a shared clipboard configuration or using the default unnamed register (.i.e '"' register).
It is a nice practice to have the "leader" key set to comma, e.g:
let mapleader = ","
let g:mapleader = ","
This will make ",d" be your new cut command.