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I have not tried this method. I would use dowels and a doweling jig to join the two pieces end to end.
After you have use the tool remove and drill the pilot hole deeper for the 5" screw.
Although by now Im sure you're done with your project, for anyone else reading, I used both pan heads and Kreg screws (the competition) when I built my work bench. Both worked fine. https://youtu.be/huVvGh329Kw?t=73
I’ve only used it on standard dimensional lumber so I have no clue on the setup or screws needed. I would sample it on scraps first.
You must use the special bit the comes with the kit because it is the right size for the head of the special screws and it has a long tip. You only the drill bit that is meant for the pocket hole jig.
The PocketJig200 can be used for material thicknesses from 1/2" to 1-1/2". There are four common board thickness settings built into the jig: 1/2”, 3/4”, 1” and 1-1/2” (12, 19, 27, and 38mm).
Yes you can. Set it for 1 ¼ inch and clamp it