Dead soft means the metal offers little or no resistance making it very easy to bend.

It does not form hard angles, nor does it hold its shape very well. Use dead soft wire to coil around another object or piece of wire. It is great for forming spirals and other soft bends. The square wire has four flat sides and is used for most of the similar things that round wire is used for such as making jewelry findings, spirals, wire wrapping or forming. It is excellent for bundling wires because square wires sits nicely side by side and stay in place as they are bundled. This technique is possible with round wire but is much more difficult because the wires tend to slip past each other.