Single point cutting tool (SPCT) is one of the most significant machine tools which has been used in the present industrial era. Tool wear and tool life are the principle areas to be focused on. This paper manifests the condition monitoring which was done on SPCT in the interest of perfect surface finish. Closer and effective observations were made while in operation. The developed failure in the form of vibration signal had been revealed. From the vibration signals, ARMA features were extracted. The extracted features were then classified by using a supervised learning model called Support Vector Machine (SVM). A case study has been done for various types and range of problems in this particular tool, in a cross reference with the extracted feature set. The obtained results were compared. Unscheduled outages, machine performance optimization, repair time reduction and maintenance cost can be avoided with the help of this paper. © Research India Publications.