This study investigates the influence of different texturing inclinations on the cutting forces and surface roughness during hard turning with ceramic cutting tools of X100CrMoV8 cold work tool steel. Four linear textures with inclinations ranging from 0° to 45° were tested. The results show that textured tools exhibited similar cutting forces to the reference tool, with a slight increase using a 30° inclination. Surface roughness measurements indicated minor variations among the textured tools, some reducing and others increasing roughness. The texturing inclinations had limited effects on cutting forces and surface roughness in this experimental setup.