You need to do some more research on the pros and cons for each type of operation. I will give you a start, using a water-jet means zero distortion.
You need to define "low" and "high" as 500,000 apple corer blades could be considered low quantities compared to their world market of probably 20,000,000.
Do some homework on your relative options and then come back and ask specific questions. The more precise your questions, the more precise the answers will be.