Cutter Tool Problems

If I’m making multiple “cuts” on one layer, I would like to cut and move one thing, then deselect (usually by just clicking outside of the green box) then cutting and moving something else.

This has never been possible for me though. If I cut and move one thing, I cannot deselect that thing.

What I have been doing so far is cutting something, then clicking on the brush tool, then clicking back onto the cutter and cutting again. It’s very tedious and not ideal.

Is it just me? Or does anybody else have this problem?