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Cutting a piece of wood with zero clearance

I need to cut a segment out of piece of 2x4 PTF that's resting on concrete paving. It's part of a chicken run's wall; no way I can lift it off the ground without lifting the entire run and the coop it's attached to, which are far too heavy to move.

The only way I can think of to do this is to crosscut with a circular saw that's adjusted very carefully to the exact thickness of the wood. A hair too shallow and I won't cut deeply enough to pry the cut part away. A hair too deep and I'll be cutting concrete (with a blade intended for wood).

I can stabilize the saw by resting it on additional 2x4s in front and in back of the one I'm cutting, but it will still have to be adjusted very precisely. Can anyone suggest a better way?

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