Can an oscillating multi-tool make precision cuts?
I see that oscillating multi-tools appear to be all the rage with all the tool makers. However, the question is, "is it rock or disco?"
Should I be considering one for precision cutting? For example, with a few weeks of practice, could someone cut dovetails with them (assuming they can already cut dovetails with a dovetail saw)?
I know the large blade won't handle curves too well, but will it handle straight cuts as well as a jigsaw?
I have never used one. Should I be considering them for woodworking (furniture and boxes)? The manufacturers seem to be promoting it for rough cutting in drywall and making awkward cuts you couldn't make with other tools.
The Milwaukee M12 model caught my eye because it is bundled with a drill and impact driver for a pretty good price. However, my initial reaction is that it probably wouldn't get much use or replace my jigsaw for precision cuts or my reciprocating saw for rough demolition.
Has anyone had good experiences with these tools and woodworking? Are there any situations where you've found them to be indispensable?