Toenailing styles can vary. Some pros like to drive three or four nails into a stud, toenailing from both sides at about a 30-degree angle. The job is easier if you first drive a holding nail on one side of the stud, then drive two nails on the opposite side. Remove the holding nail, then toenail the second side. You can also make up a 2x4 spacer to place between the studs.
When it comes to buying tools, don’t compromise on quality. Inexpensive tools may seem like a bargain at the store, but will almost always cost more in the long run.